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Obituary: Norma Jean Ver Schneider. 90, Castorland

 

Published: March 09, 2024

By: Provided by Iseneker Funeral Home

 

Norma Jean Ver Schneider

 

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Description automatically generatedCASTORLAND – Norma Jean Ver Schneider, 90, of Steele Road, passed away early Friday morning, March 8, 2024 at Lewis County Health System Hospital. 

 

A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with Rev. Donald Manfred, Pastor, officiating.  Private burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.  Calling hours will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.  A gathering will be held following burial at the St. Stephen’s Church Hall.  If you wish to make a food donation for the luncheon, please call 315-376-4590 or 315-346-6958.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 38, Croghan, NY  13327.

 

She is survived by ten children, Thomas J. and Patty Ver Schneider of Suffolk, VA; Stephen F. Ver Schneider of Castorland; Mary V. and Ralph Kimbrell of Glenfield; Daniel B. Ver Schneider of Castorland; Anthony J. and Suzanne Ver Schneider of  Virginia Beach, VA; Matthew J. and Laura Ver Schneider of Freeville, NY; Theresa M. and Rodney Tabolt of Lowville; Joseph D. and Heather Ver Schneider of Cortland; Jennifer L. and Douglas Iseneker of Lowville; Paul D. Ver Schneider of Castorland; a sister-in-law, Barbara David of Carthage; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one on the way; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, Leslie F. Ver Schneider, who passed away on June 26, 2016; twin daughters, Claire and Clairice Ver Schneider, who died shortly after birth in January 1963; two brothers, Wesley and Keith David; and two sisters and their husbands, Phyllis and Jack Donaghy, and June and Victor “Pete” LeRoux.

 

Norma was born on December 7, 1933 in the Town of Ellisburg, a daughter of the late Alvin and Julia Mary Howard David.  She graduated from Harrisville Central School in 1952.  Norma worked at Gilbert’s Laundry in Carthage prior to her marriage.  On April 23, 1960, she married Leslie Francis Ver Schneider at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Natural Bridge, with Rev. Leo McCarthy officiating.  Together with her husband and children, the family operated a dairy farm on the Steele Road until 2000.    

 

Norma was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan.  She was a life member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary, Lowville VFW, and a life member of Black River Valley Fiddlers. 

 

Norma enjoyed traveling with Les, camping, and attending Blue Grass festivals and Sunday fiddler’s events.  She enjoyed country music and dancing, family gatherings, Thursday luncheons with her children, close cousins, and special friends, milestone birthday and anniversary parties at the Lowville VFW, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

 

Norma’s family would like to extend a special thank you to her grandson, Stuart, who spent every night that he could with her while she was in the hospital.  It meant the world to her, and brought great comfort to her family.  We would also like to thank Dr. Willis, for his care and unwavering support of Norma for 40 years, including her final days.  Norma had many extended family members, neighbors and close friends that she appreciated taking time to visit and check on her while she was in the hospital.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .

 

 

 

 

 

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