Norma Jean Knecht (nee Griesbaum), age 82, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 6th, 2019

KnechtNorma Jean Knecht (nee Griesbaum), age 82, of Lombard, died on January 5, 2019, peacefully in her sleep at home.

Norma’s visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home at 135 S. Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148.   A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1025 East Madison Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 at 10:00am on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Norma was the loving wife of Ronald F. Knecht; dearest mother to Karen Knecht Lorch (Al), Karl Knecht (Maria), Lisa Knecht-Sabres (Scott) and Laurie Knecht; devoted grandmother to Elizabeth Lorch, Alyssa Lorch Lu (Scotty), Jeffrey Lorch, Megan Lorch, Stephen Knecht, Kevin Sabres and Cory Knecht.  Sister of Robert (Michon) Griesbaum. Norma was preceded in death by her parents Wilfred and Mary Griesbaum and son-in-law Scott Sabres.

Norma grew up in Evergreen Park, Illinois, and attended Northern Illinois University earning a bachelor’s degree in education, where she met her cherished husband.  She later received her master’s degree in guidance counseling from Concordia College.  She worked as a guidance counselor at Trinity High School in River Forest.  In her free time, Norma enjoyed spending time with her family. Additionally, she had a passion for traveling, going to the symphony, researching family genealogy, reading, gardening, and shopping.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home. Call 888-629-0094 for information.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Tom&Joan Sharkey says:

    Dear Ron & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing and wish to offer our sincere condolences. We are going to miss her at our TWA Family events On behalf of us we pray for your family who will also miss and cherish memories. GOD Bless you all.
    Tom & Joan Sharkey

  2. Maureen Melvin Christopher says:

    Dear Knecht family,

    We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom and dear wife Norma! She was a very sweet lady to us, when we were growing up as neighbors in good ole’ Lombard. She was a good neighbor and role model. Blessings and good memories to all of you!

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