Norma Ruth Rowland, 96, former longtime resident of Decatur, IN, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was born in 1923 in Adams County, IN, the daughter of the late Frank S. and Elizabeth (Leyse) Peterson. On June 9, 1941, she married John H. Rowland and he preceded her in death on October 22, 1988.
She was a homemaker and also retired in 1986 from Dunbar Furniture in Berne. She belonged to a bowling league for many years and loved to read. She was an avid fan of Cubs Baseball, Pacers Basketball, Purdue and Indiana Basketball, and Colts Football. She absolutely loved sports.
Norma is survived by her son, Ron (Barbara) Rowland of Willshire, OH; her daughter, Cathy Rowland of Decatur, IN; 3 grandsons, Darrin Rowland of CA, Marc Luginbill of Clearwater, FL, and Kirc Luginbill of Ft. Wayne, IN; 3 great grandchildren, Gage, Kierten, and Ryan Luginbill of FL.
She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Merrill, Omar “Rasty”, and Wayne Peterson and 4 sisters, Hazel Bowman, Isabel Bowman, Phyllis Werling, and Elizabeth “Lib” Aurand.
In accordance with Norma’s request a Private Visitation will be held for her family at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, followed by a Private Burial in the Decatur Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to Community Health Professaionals of Van Wert, OH.
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