Norma L. Ang

Born: Monday, May 24, 1909
Passed: Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Norma L. Ang, 107, of Rockford, passed away on May 13, 2017. Born May 24, 1909 in Rockford, the daughter of August and Hulda (Peterson) Nelson. Norma married Wallace E. Ang December 14, 1934. Wallace died October 6, 1935 as a result of an airplane crash 10 months after their marriage. She was a graduate of Rockford Central High School, Rockford College and Graduate School of Library Science from the University of Illinois in 1950. Norma was employed as a Librarian at Roosevelt Junior High School for 25 years; she also worked at the Scripture Book Store for 7 years. She was a member of First Covenant Church where she was active in various areas.
She is survived by 2 nephews, Richard Nelson and Wallace Gustafson plus numerous great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; sisters, Genevieve Nelson, and Evelyn Gustafson, bother-in-law, Marvin Ang; sisters-in-law, Laverna Nyberg and Harriet Ang. The family would like to give a special thank you to PA Peterson and Heartland Hospice for generous and compassionate care given to Norma.
Private family interment will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Scandinavian Cemetery, followed by memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Covenant Church at 316 Wood Rd. with Rev. Bertie Holmgren officiating. Memorials to Norma Ang Alaska Missions.

Condolences & Shared Memories (3)

  1. Kyle Kuranz

    Norma and my mother Elsie Peterson lived next door to each other on 7th Street when they were young. I spoke to them about each other. They had many fond memories of each other and the times they grew up in.

  2. Dave and Merita Scott

    Norma was a wonderful, affirming, genuinely caring person. She lovingly served her Savior and had a big heart for missions. When we were in full time Christian work, she (as an active member of First Cov's Mission Commission) would read our prayer letters carefully, write meaningful notes, remember to ask specifics about our lives and ministry ...and when we came home to Rockford, she'd almost always contact us to take us to breakfast at Stockholm Inn! There we'd enjoy Swedish pancakes together and chat on and on about what the Lord was doing and rejoice in His goodness and faithfulness. What an encouragement and blessing she was to us--for decades! We rejoice she is at Home with Jesus and that one day soon we'll see her again!

  3. Bruce Armstrong

    Gosh...many fond memories of Norma as she shared her knowledge and love or books and resources with me when I was a student at Roosevelt Junior High. How lucky was I to have a librarian so passionate in her profession as my mentor. Blessed are all those who Norma touched and shared a bit of herself with.

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