Norma Marxen, 85, of Lenox died March 27, 2014, at Lenox Care Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston. Terry Roberts, Hospice of Central Iowa chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Spaulding in Union County. The casket will be closed per Norma’s request. Visitation with family present will be 12:30 to 2 p.m. service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to HCI and/or Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Norma Ruth Marxen, daughter of Naomi Ruth (Griffin) and Ralph Brown, was born Jan. 24, 1929, near Spaulding in Union County.
Norma graduated from Orient High School in 1947.
On Oct. 17, 1948, Norma married Donald LeRoy Marxen in Creston.
Norma and Don farmed in the Orient, Bridgewater and Creston areas.
Norma and Don moved to Creston in 1966. They lived in Creston until 1978, and then moved to Orient until 1998.
Norma worked in the dietary department at Greater Regional Medical Center for 27 years.
Norma was a member of Orient United Methodist Church.
Norma is survived by her sons, Stephen (Betty) Marxen of Lenox, Robert (Connie) Marxen of Creston and Ralph Marxen of Creston; grandchildren, Rebecca Smith, Brandy Wagner, Brenda Njus, Dustin Weihs and Brianne Weihs; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Ed (Bobbie) Brown of Sonora, Calif.; sister Helen (Robert) Shephard of Hemett, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1998, daughter Barbara Jean Johnson in 2006 and grandson Clinton Worthy Marxen in 2012.