Norma M. Wendt, 87, Fort Atkinson, passed peacefully at home with her family by her side Monday, April 07, 2014.

Norma was born on October 29, 1926 in Glendive, Montana, daughter of the late Arthur and Sadie (Wisner) Wendt. She married Fred Wendt on November 15, 1947 in Dubuque, IA. He preceded her in death on October 1, 2009.

Norma enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and gardening. She also nursed wildlife and would help anyone in need. She was nominated for the Jefferson award in 1986 for her volunteer work.

She is survived by her children, Donna (Dennis) Eighmy, Linda (Paul) Langholff, Sandy Wendt (Bill Dams), Michael (Karen) Wendt and Gregg (Sue) Wendt; grandchildren, Dina Zweig, Dawn Partoll, Dan Eighmy, Chad Adams, Andrea Hake, Chris Wendt, Lindsey Wendt and Nathan Wendt; and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Norma was also preceded in death by her brothers, Wayne and Melvin Wendt and sisters, Betty Barwick and Adela Pirkel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson, with Pastor Bryan Engfer officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Friday at the church until time of service.

The family would like to thank Sarah, Tanya and the rest of the staff at Rainbow Hospice for your great support.

Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church.

The Dunlap Memorial Home is assisting the family.

To my children:
Be not sorrowful that I am gone?
And my earthly life is done.?
Be not sad I passed away,?
For in you, my children, I live each day.?
There is a little of me in all of you.?
In each new one I live anew.?
So you see, I’ll never really be gone?
As long as there are children to carry on.
?I’ve had my share of love, sorrow and strife.?
I have lived a full and fruitful life.?
So do not mourn, and do not weep,?
For I have earned this peaceful sleep.
– “MOM”