Norma A. Brody

Sep 19, 2019
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11:00 AM, Monday, September 23, 2019 at Central Christian Church, 3475 Kimball Ave., Waterloo


for an hour before services at the church


Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo


Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131


Norma A. Brody, 87, of Waterloo, IA, died at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village on Thursday, September 19, 2019, of natural causes.

She was born December 8, 1931, in Renwick, IA, daughter of Julius and Alice Olson Hanson.

Norma graduated from Corwith High School and Gates Business College.

She married James Brody on August 31, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, IA.

Norma worked for Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Pioneer Delta Dental, both in Des Moines and Hinson Manufacturing and JC Penney's, both in Waterloo.

She was a member of Central Christian Church, Waterloo. She loved watching the Cubs, fishing, playing cards, any home DIY project, buying gifts at Christmastime, and baking everything sweet. Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Becky (Jack) Hiatt‚ Waterloo; son, Emmet (Becky) Brody‚ West Des Moines; son, Cal (Ardelle) Brody‚ Denver‚ IA; daughter, Ann (Stan Feldhacker) Brody‚ Greenfield‚ IA; 12 grandchildren: Jenny (Kurt) Boevers, Cedar Falls, IA, Jack Hiatt, Waterloo, Heather Brody, Cedar Falls, Amy (Matt) Spinler, Rochester, MN, Dave (Jess) Hansen, Cedar Falls, Holly (Kyle) Matthias, Denver, IA, Vanessa Brody, West Des Moines, Heidi (Aaron) Homan, Denver, IA, Aaron (Kelsey) Brody, West Des Moines, Laura (Cliff) Carlson, River Falls, WI, Leona (Harold) Pliss, Ashland, WI, and Susan Feldhacker, Traer, IA; 38 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Marvin (LaVonne) Hanson‚ Overland Park‚ KS; sister-in-law, Connie (LaVerne) Drewes; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ralph Hanson; and sisters, Marjorie Bennett and Dorothy Dilley.


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  1. Becky and family | Oct 07, 2019
    thank you Steve. We will miss her, already do. 
  2. Stephen Brody | Sep 22, 2019
    Dearest Family, my deepest condolences to you. Aunt Norma was a light of joy for me whenever our families got together. Coming down to visit I remember that I would get to stay at Jim and Norma's overnight and my bed was the living room couch. She would make it up for me and then tuck me in after it was time to turn off the tv. That was after I got to hang out and experience lots of adventures with my cousins Emmet and Cal. Her love for her family was ALWAYS very evident. Rest assured that I am lifting you up in prayer, praising God for bringing her and you into life. Asking for strength, comfort, and peace to be wrapped around each of you. For God's grace and loving arms to be embracing you. And know my love is forever with you. Keep looking up! Blessings 🙏♥️🙏

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