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Norma Jean Auffenberg, 87, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at home. Jean was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Seymour, the daughter of George Henry and Ella Mary (Hackman) Kriete, both of whom preceded her in death.
She graduated from Shields High School in 1947. Jean married Raymond Erwin Auffenberg on Sept. 18, 1947, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown. He preceded her in death May 29, 1987.
Jean began working at Central Pharmaceuticals while in high school and continued there until 1956. After the birth of their children, she worked at the Seymour Tribune for two years. In 1969, she started work for the Seymour Community Schools and retired in 1994 as Food Service Director.
Jean was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Seymour, where she served in the Ladies Aid #3. She was also a member of Pine Ridge Extension Club. Jean loved reading, yard work and sewing.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan L. Auffenberg; son, David R. (Carla) Auffenberg; grandsons, Andrew, Brian, and Eric Auffenberg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Elsie Meahl and Helen Kriete, and brothers, Harold and Howard Kriete.
Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to funeral. Funeral services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 24 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour with Pastor Ralph Blomenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church through Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274
Online condolences may be shared at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.
Published on July 19, 2017
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