Evelyn Spitznas Norman

Posted Online: March 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Evelyn Spitznas Norman, 96, formerly of Moline, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First United Presbyterian Church, Moline, with the Rev. Greg Graybill officiating. Visitation is one hour before the services. A light luncheon will be served at the church after burial at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the church. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, is entrusted with arrangements.
The former Evelyn J. Kennedy was born July 21, 1917, on a farm near Viola, to Richard Royce and Jessie Mae Williams. She and her brother rode a pony to their one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from UT High School and attended Monmouth College. She married Paul Spitznas on Aug. 8, 1936. He died in 1978. She married George Douglas Norman in 2000.
She was an outside teller at Southeast National Bank for 12 years. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Moline for 84 years. She served as deacon and was a member of Rebekkah Circle and Silver Lining Circle of King's Daughters.
Evelyn loved her family and enjoyed supporting their activities.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Doug Norman; three children and their spouses, Peggy and Bob Harmon, Bluffton, S.C., Richard and Margaret Spitznas, Puyallup, Wash., and John Spitznas, Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Brad Harmon, Doug and Tracey Harmon, Eileen and Scott Bjornstrom, Karl and Becky Spitznas, Paul and Amy Spitznas, Lindsey and Mark Hartwig and Lauren Spitznas; 14 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, William and Gaynell Spitznas, Dubuque. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Schermerhorn, and brother, Rev. Steward Kennedy.
Evelyn's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in her memory at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.


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