March 24, 2018
Norma Ilene Countryman died unexpectedly, peacefully in Des Moines, IA on March 3, 2018 at the age of 75.
Norma is survived by her brothers Alan Hickenbottom & Joe Hickenbottom, also her sons David (Ann) Countryman and Joseph (Mia) Countryman, and grandchildren, Sylvia and Jasper. Norma is preceded in death by Father, William J Hickenbottom, Mother, Lucy Hickenbottom and Husband, Phillip M Countryman of Spearfish, SD and Des Moines, IA.
Norma was born on June 9th, 1942 in Lincoln, NE to William and Lucy Hickenbottom. She graduated from American Institute of Business in 1987 with a degree in Secretarial. Norma married Phillip Countryman in 1963. After moving to Des Moines, Norma had a very diverse working experience but always focused on taking care of people whom she quickly bonded with and created close friendships.
A funeral is scheduled for March 24th 10:30 a.m. at Valley West Apartments, 1800 36th Street, WDM IA, with a reception to follow. Carrie England will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Norma’s life. Condolences may be sent to the Countryman Family in care of Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd. Clive, IA 50325.
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