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Norma Konkler Afton

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 9:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 10:32 a.m. CDT

Norma Konkler, 86, of Afton died Nov. 12, 2013, at Afton Care Center.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Greenlawn Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Visitation with family present will be 1 to 2 p.m. service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Creston Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Norma Mardale Konkler, daughter of Vivian Gwendolyn (Keuter) and Elza Marion Siddens, was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Afton.

Norma graduated from Afton High School in 1945.

After graduation, she married Richard Konkler. They were married for 20 years and later divorced.

Norma met her life partner and became the common-law wife of William “Bill” Burgduff.

Norma lived in Afton until moving to Creston in 1972.

Norma was a homemaker and farm wife.

Norma and Bill lived on a farm near Thayer for a short time.

Norma worked at Gits Manufacturing and several different restaurants.

Norma returned to Afton and lived at Afton Care Center for the past six years.

Norma was a member of American Legion Auxiliary for more than 30 years and volunteered many hours helping with the American Legion and V.F.W.

Norma is survived by her children, Kelly Konkler of Creston, Tony (Bobbi) Konkler of Carroll, Tracy Konkler of Thayer, Leslie (Ray) Farris of New Albany, Miss., Lori Burgduff of Shenandoah, Carolyn Burgduff of Salem, Ore., and Kirby Konkler of Creston; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, sister Mona (Jack) Quee of Afton and niece Beth (Bruce) Herzberg of Afton.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2010, daughter Darcie Konkler, nephew Lonnie Quee and ex-husband Richard Konkler.

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