Service


Date:

August 9, 2018

Start Time:

11:00 a.m.

Location:

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Address:

3820 SW 9th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Arrangements By:

Brooks South Town Chapel

Visitation


Date:

August 9, 2018

Start Time:

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Address:

3820 SW 9th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Sharlene Norem

Sharlene Rose Norem, age 83, went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2018.  She was born in Craig, NE to William and Rose Eggers.  Sharlene grew up in Craig attending the one-room schoolhouse.  She later attended Midland College in Fremont, NE and after graduating moved to Omaha, NE.  There she met Alden Norem, who was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha.  The two married and celebrated 55 great years together.  Shortly after Alden completed his time serving in the military, the two moved to Des Moines, Iowa where they ended up calling home.

 

Sharlene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She will be remembered by many as the kindest woman you will ever meet.  She stayed at home when her two children were young.  When both children were in junior high, she started working at the Lincoln High School cafeteria, so that she would be available when they were out of school.  Later she became a bank teller at Capital City State Bank, where she worked until she and Alden retired.  In retirement, they would spend winters in Apache Junction, AZ. While in Des Moines, Sharlene volunteered at the Lutheran Hospital Gift Shop and was active in her church, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

 

Sharlene is preceded in death by her husband Alden Norem; brother Glenn Eggers and survived by her children: Lori (Bob) Baker of Norwalk, IA and Dan (Patty) Norem of Franklin, TN; along with grandchildren Ryan (Carrie) and Eric (Amber) Baker, Sean (Kristen) Norem and Kaitlyn (Matt) Noe; great-grandchildren Ellie, Brady, and Emma Baker, Knox and Alden Norem, and Graham Noe; and sister, Marilyn Hurrell.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Trinity Center at Luther Park, or Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

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