Norma Jean Brix, age 91, of Atlantic, IA, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Heritage House in Atlantic, IA.
Norma Jean (Peterson) Brix was born on February 16, 1932, in Atlantic, IA, the daughter of Oscar and Edna (Anderson) Peterson.
When she was young, she worked at Blue Star Factory in Atlantic, deboning chicken for pot pies. Norma worked at the Pines Steakhouse as a waitress for over 25 years. She was also a co-worker for Kids Klothes in Atlantic for 15 years until her husband, Don, was diagnosed with cancer. Norma was well known for her huge garden and canned many foods.
Norma taught Sunday School and vacation bible school at the United Church of Christ, where she was a member. Norma was a fellowship elder of the church and was in charge of many funeral lunches. She was also a Stephen Minister helping others. Norma was a long-time member of the ETC neighborhood club in Washington Township. Norma received the Christmas Angel award and assisted the Red Cross Bloodmobile. She was a 4-H leader and volunteered to take CCMH patients to appointments. Many people often saw Norma as a ticket taker at many sports events at Atlantic High School. Norma was adored by her grandchildren. She was always busy and followed the kids in whatever sport.
Norma is survived by her five children, Danny Brix, Patty Maas, Kay (Dennis) Jorgensen, Jerry (Christy) Brix, and Denise (Jeffrey) Johnson; her thirteen grandchildren, Jeremy Brix, Nick Brix, Danyelle (James) Gates, Shannon (Rob) Gearheart, Alison Tupper, Joe (Melissa) Maas, Amy (Joe) Johnson, Brian (Amy) Jorgensen, Drew (Amy) Johnson, Manda (Bradley) Mueller, Melissa (Nathan) Miller, Matt (Kim) Brix, Emily (Chad) Finken; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Brix; her parents, Oscar and Edna (Anderson) Peterson; sister, Darlene Pieken; her brothers, Jerry Peterson and Donald Peterson; her grandson Tyler Brix; her son-in-law Roger Maas.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at United Church of Christ in Atlantic, IA, with luncheon to follow in the church reception hall. Interment will take place following the luncheon at the Atlantic Cemetery.
Public visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Atlantic, IA.
Memorials may be directed to the Norma Brix Family to be designated to many of her favorite local organizations and charities. They may be mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 523, Atlantic, IA 50022.
Arrangements are handled by the staff of Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Atlantic, IA.