1926-2013



Norma Dean (Eggers) Truitt, 87, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center in Atlantic, Iowa.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson. Lectors will be Jeffrey Clausen, Sara Fredericksen and Jeremy Sparks. Gift bearers will be Jodi Truitt, Josephy King and Jennifer Matthews. Casket bearers will be Joel Linn, Julie Clausen, Kelly Ploeger, Justine Kurth, Jacquelyn Wilson, Jonathan Linn and Rodney King. Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Denison.

Music will be "Be Not Afraid," "On Eagles Wings, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace," with the Holy Spirit choir, soloist John Wagner and accompanist Barb McDermott.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll, with rosary at 4. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Norma Dean (Eggers) Truitt, daughter of Arthur Thomas and Elizabeth Sarah (Brosnahan) Eggers, was born April 18, 1926 in Denison, Iowa.

Following her graduation from Denison High School, Norma married Orville Kenneth Truitt at St. Rose of Lima Church in Denison on July 9, 1947. Norma and Orville raised nine children, and they made their home in Denison for five years before moving to Carroll.

Norma was a member of St. Lawrence Parish and Guild. She cooked for Carroll Kuemper High School for over 20 years and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, camping and ceramics. Norma made Nativity scenes for all her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her children: Robert Truitt and wife Sandra of Omaha, NE; Mary and husband Pat Clausen of Davenport; Donald Truitt and special friend Juanita Rose of Kiron; Nadine Mathews of Breda, IA; Trenace and husband Donald Jensen of Atlantic; Rebecca and husband Ronnie Sparks of Kansas City, MO; Barbara and husband William Linn of Lake City; Beth Ploeger of Independence, MO and Arthur Truitt of Lohrville; a brother, Donald Eggers, and his wife Betty of Denison; a sister, Patricia Healey of Vail; three brothers-in-law: Vernon Kohnenkamp of Dow City, Walter Truitt of Dow City and Robert Furne of Independence, MO; two sisters-in-law: Ilene Davidson of Woodbine and Beverly Eggers of Carmichael, California; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Kenneth Truitt; her parents; sisters, Phillis Eggers, Barbara Kohnenkamp, and Regina Furne, and Betty Truitt; brothers Bill, Frank, and Bob Eggers.