Norma McDonell

Norma Jean McDonell

1930 - 2021

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Norma J. McDonell, 90 of Monticello, Iowa went home to her heavenly Father Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Monticello Nursing & Rehab Center in Monticello, Iowa.


A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Castle Grove.  Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.


To join Norma’s Funeral Mass, please attend on Sacred Heart’s facebook page at 11 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2021.


Norma was born July 24, 1930 in Worthington, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Mary (Sherlock) Turnis.  She married Stephen A. McDonell, September 9, 1954.


Norma graduated from Mercy school of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1953.  She greatly enjoyed her time as a nurse at John McDonald Hospital.  She was a tireless volunteer, receiving much recognition for her volunteer work.  Norma valued her many friends in her community.


Survivors include her children: Mark (Kathy) McDonell of Cedar Falls, Judy McDonell of Monticello, Alan (Jan) McDonell of Pleasant Hill, Chuck McDonell of Moscow, ID, Joe (Kathy) McDonell of Monticello, Ted (Janet) McDonell of Monticello, Pat McDonell of Monticello, Sue (Jeff) Sefzik of Sun Prairie, WI; 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren with one on the way; siblings: Mary Frances Jasper of Hopkinton, Ruth Turnis of Dubuque, Rosie (Leo) Heid of Hopkinton; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. McDonell, a daughter in infancy, Carol McDonell, her parents; a daughter-in-law, Kathy “Garber” McDonell, siblings: Mark, Bill, Phil, Richard, and Betty Turnis, Janet Digmann; and many in-laws.


Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart School or Relay for Life.


Online condolences may be left for the family at Cards may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, PO Box 791, Monticello, Iowa 52310.

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