Norma Jeannine (Kranz) Coulter

November 27, 1931 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 88)


Norma Jeannine (Kranz) Coulter, 88, of Peoria passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Liberty Village in Peoria.
She was born on Nov. 27, 1931 in Peoria, the daughter of Fred M. and Hazel O. (Faust) Kranz. She married Melvin E. Coulter on Mar. 21, 1954 at Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria.
Surviving are her children, Kevin G. (Jan) Coulter of Peoria Heights and Todd M. (Kimber) Coulter of Dunlap; grandchildren, Amy (Curt) Wesner, Eric (Melissa) Coulter, Kari (Dan) Turner, Victoria Coulter, Nicholas Coulter and Benjamin Coulter; and six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Melvin, one son Greg Coulter, and two brothers.
Norma graduated from Methodist Hospital of Central Illinois School of Nursing on Sept. 27, 1953. She worked as a nurse until 1964 when she became involved in her children's activities. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Peoria where she taught the educable mentally handicapped Sunday School for about 45 years. After her husband's retirement, they traveled all over the U.S. including Alaska and Canada by camper and motorhome. The also took trips to Hawaii and Europe.
Family would like to thank Liberty Village for their care for the last year and a half of their mother.
Due to the COVID-19, a private family funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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