Quality Inn
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Voyaguer Inn
Reedsburg Motel
Norma Kuper
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
September 25, 1928 - July 25, 2018
Visitation: Service:
A private family visitation ha Saturday August 11, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Hoof Funeral Home Church of God in West Baraboo
Norma Ruth (Lane) Kuper, age 89, of Reedsburg, peacefully passed through heaven's gates and into her Savior's arms on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Norma was born in Chippewa Falls, WI on September 25, 1928 to Nina (Smith) and Roy Adams. The family eventually moved to Baraboo and Norma began her lifelong service to others through her work. She waited tables at the Main Restaurant where she met the love of her life, LeRoy Lane. They were joined in marriage on February 8, 1948 and began to build a family. Norma's strong faith in Jesus and her love for people shone throughout her life and in all she did. While their family grew, Norma continued to work outside of the home and to serve others. She ministered to the sick and injured as a nurse’s aide; first at St. Mary's Ringling Hospital and then at the new St. Clare Hospital. Norma also worked at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in the acid and nitroglycerin labs for a period of time. When operations at the plant shut down, Norma went back to school. She completed courses to receive her GED and went on to earn her LPN degree. Norma then returned to work at St. Clare Hospital as a nurse; something she was very proud of accomplishing. Norma and LeRoy later managed the Magdalene Home for several years before his health required him to retire and Norma finished out her work career at the Sauk County Health Care Center. After LeRoy's death in October of 1994, Norma was given another opportunity to love again when she met Raymond Kuper while working at the SCHC. They were united in marriage on March 30, 1996 and moved to the Mauston area. In 2000 Ray and Norma moved to North Carolina where they enthusiastically participated in services and activities at Westwood Baptist Church. Through the church mission organization, Norma donated 50 hats she had knitted for children in Yugoslavia. Ray and Norma enjoyed watching the Durham Bulls baseball games and dinner out at local restaurants. In 2010 Ray and Norma moved back to the Baraboo area where they would frequent the Thursday evening Concerts on the Square and the annual Great Circus Parade. They recently moved to Reedsburg. No matter where they lived, they loved to watch and cheer on their favorite sports teams; the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and even the Chicago Cubs. In her spare time Norma enjoyed crafting, reading, baking, traveling, camping, gardening, helping others and birds; especially cardinals. She was active in her community, serving as both a Boy Scout den mother and a Girl Scout leader and was an active member of her church Mission Board. She enjoyed getting together with her Coffee Clutch bowling team and with other members of the Homemakers Club. Norma and LeRoy lead the youth group for several years at the West Baraboo Church of God, taught Sunday School, and were part of several bible studies over the years. One of Norma's favorite events was the annual Church of God State Camp Meeting in Rock Springs where she helped prepare and serve meals to the campers. But most of all Norma loved spending time with her family. Norma was preceded in death by her first husband, her parents, her in-laws: Myrtle (Haskins) and Charles Lane, and three of her siblings, Myrtle Larson, Wallace Adams and Allen Adams. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Kuper, of Reedsburg;, her children: Beau (Butch) Alderman, of Middleton; Steve Lane, of Evansville; David (JoAnn) Lane, of Lone Rock; Scott (Margie) Lane, of North Freedom; Mary (Dan) Gander, of Baraboo; Peggy (Terry) Annas, of Coquitlam, BC, Canada; Barbara (Daniel) Derse, of North Freedom and Beth (Roger) Williams, of Martinez, GA.; stepchildren: Gary Kuper, of Prague, Czech Republic; Diane (Byron) Ehn, of Menomonee Falls and Karen (Norm) Shananaquet, of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by her 21 grandchildren and their spouses, 59 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren, her sister Connie Phillips, sister-in-law Patsy Swisher, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service honoring Norma's life will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Baraboo Church of God with Pastor Bill Haskins officiating. In lieu of flowers, honorary donations in Norma's name may be made to the West Baraboo Church of God, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, or Alzheimer's Foundation. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
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