Norma J. Marco - February 13, 2014

Norma J. Marco, 79 of Grand Island, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island.
Services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Apfel Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Rhodes officiated. Burial was in the Grand Island City Cemetery, Grand Island. Visitation hours were Monday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island. Memorials are suggested to the Central Nebraska Humane Society. Apfel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Norma Jean Marco was born, April 8, 1934, in Akron, Nebr. the daughter of George and Fern (Giersdorf) Pontious. She grew up in Akron, later moving to Grand Island where she received her education, graduating from Grand Island Senior High with the class of 1952. She was united in marriage to Donald Marco, Jan. 11, 1953 in Grand Island. The couple made their home in Grand Island where she was a nurse’s aid and later was employed as a Dental Assistant.
She was a member of the Lutheran faith.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, fishing along with her flowers and cooking.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to long time family friend, Donna Morse for her support.
Those left to cherish her memories include her husband, Donald Marco of Grand Island, daughter, Sherry Lee Marco and Audrey Glaser of Pflugerville, Texas, a son, Timothy J. Marco of Grand Island, three granddaughters, Amanda Scarrow of Kearney, Tara Cottingham of Shelton, Cassandra Daniels of Vicenza, Italy, seven great grandchildren, one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Barbara Pontious of Grand Island, sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Gary Jensen of Harvard, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Pontious Jr. and a nephew, Michael Pontious, infant sisters, Georgia and Maxine.
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