Norma Delores (Ezra) Gunnerson
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona (formerly of the Buffalo, Indiana, area)
Died: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: She passed away with her her high school sweetheart and husband of 62 years, Samuel and Family at her side at her home.
 
 
Age: 83
Date of Birth: Monday, January 31, 1938
Birth place: Francesville, Indiana
 
 
Father: Loren Ezra  
Mother: Ellen ( Marion ) Ezra  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Norman was born in Francesville, Indiana, and had lived in Buffalo, Noblesville, Indianapolis, Greenwood, Indiana, and Phoeniz, Arizona, area after retiring.
Funeral Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021, Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy:
Burial will take place: Burial will be at the Bedford Cemetery in rural Monon, Indiana.
Visitation will be: A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 12:00 (noon) to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Norma was the first - born child in her family, entering the world just 15 minutes before her twin sister Alma. They were late joined by sister, Violet, and younger brother, Gary. Norma received her elementary education in a one - room country school taught by her father before attending Francesville High School of Francesville, Indiana. She graduated in 1956 and later attended Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelors of Science in Education with a focus on Elementary Education. Norma married "her Sam" in Buffalo, Indiana, in 1959. She gave birth to daughter, Diana in 1960 and later had two sons, Steven (1966) and Robert (1969). A devoted wife and mother, Norma focused her energies on raising her kids in the safest, warmest and most loving environment and child could ask for. She also had a strong work ethic and held multiple jobs over the years that included teaching in Buffalo and Noblesville, Indiana, working as a Medicaid Claims Auditor for a pharmacy group, serving as a Receptionist/Office Manager for a pediatrician, and eventually becoming an Executive Secretary for Gunnerson Associates, a Healthcare Consulting Firm she ran with Sam for many years before they both retired. In addition to time spent in Noblesville, Norma also lived in Indianapolis, and Greenwood, Indiana, before moving west to Phoenix, Arizona, area after retiring. In her downtime, Norma enjoyed cross stitching pictures and baby quilts. She volunteered as a 4-H Leader, taught Sunday School to children age 3 & 4, played piano and was a member of a handbell choir. She was a fan of the Olympics ice skating, and she loved animals and reading romance novels. But she was happiest when she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and other family members. Norma passed with immense gratitude in her heart and did everything in her power to fill others hearts with gratitude. She will be deeply missed.
Special Services:
Memorial Information:
Marriage Information: In 1959, in Buffalo, Indiana, she married Sam Gunnerson; he survives.
Survivors include:
Husband,
Sam Gunnerson;

Three (3) Children,
Diana (husband John) Novara,
Steve (wife Sylvia) Gunnerson, and
Rob (wife Jen) Gunnerson;

Three (3) Grandchildren,
Ethan Gunnerson,
Kyle Gunnerson, and
Gunni Gunnerson;

Sister,
Violet Davis;

Brother,
Gary (wife Jeanette) Ezra;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.
Preceded in Death:
Parents.
Loren and Ellen (Marion) Ezra;

Twin Sister,
Alma.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.