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Norma Rabe

Norma J. Rabe

Wednesday, September 21st, 1927 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Funeral services for Norma J. Rabe age 91 of Wisner, NE will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Interment will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Norma passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Wisner Care Center.

Norma Jean (Zicht) Rabe was born north of Wisner, NE to John and Ethel (Chilcott) Zicht. Norma attended Cuming Co. Rural School and graduated from Wisner High School in 1945.

On August 30, 1945, she was united in marriage to Robert A. Rabe in Marysville, KS. Norma taught rural school and began taking classes to earn her teaching degree. In the early 1970’s, Norma received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State College. She continued to teach the 1st Grade at Wisner Elementary until retiring. After retiring, she was a hospice volunteer. In 2003, she moved to Lincoln to be near family and returned to Wisner in 2015.

Norma was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, doing cross stitch and embroidery needlework, tagging along with her husband while he entertained, playing cards and scrabble, and doing the daily Omaha World Herald crossword puzzle. Norma loved spending time with her family and her family loved when she brought her homemade cinnamon rolls.

Survivors include-
Daughter-Kay and Alan Becher of Wisner, NE and family-
Kyla Bray; Starr Carmichael and children-Camden, Graham & Berkeley; Brian and Lindsay Burrell and children-Claire & Audrey; Jenna and Mark Ritacca and children-Isabella & Isley; and Mark Becher and children-Daniel, Cristina & Susana
Son-Bob Jr. and Marti Rabe of Lincoln, NE and family-
Rob and Cory Rabe; and John and Alisa Rabe and children-Josiah, Jonah, Joellah & Johanan
Daughter- Jill McMahon of Bellevue, NE and family-
Erin and Brett Render and children-Brooklyn, Reese, Lennon & Elliette; Ryan and Nickie McMahon and son-Weston; and Andy McMahon

Sisters-in-law- Ardyce Zicht of Stanton, NE
Rae Zicht of Burlington, CO
Elvera Rabe of Wisner, NE

Norma was preceded in death by her parents-John and Ethel Zicht, huband-Rob Rabe, Sr, on April 3, 2002, son-in-law-Mike McMahon, and three brothers-Russ, Harley and Merle Zicht.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul Lutheran Church-Wisner
    509 13th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Service

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Paul Lutheran Church-Wisner
    509 13th St.
    WISNER, NE 68791
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  • Interment

    Wisner Cemetery
    Address Not Available
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Josh Holzhauser

Posted at 08:07am
To family and friends. I am so very sorry for the passing of Norma Rabe, it is always hard to lose someone special. It may be comforting to know that our God Jehovah is also saddened by death and even Jesus gave way to tears at John 11:33,35. Another comforting thought is to know the future of such ones. Isaiah 26:19 tells us about the promise our God has made to us to resurrect our loved ones from death. I hope this has brought you even the slightest comfort, please know that Jehovah the God of all comfort will always be there comforting you through trials (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). If you are interested in more bible based comfort this is a good article: https://jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201407/tragedy-loss-loved-one/

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