Norma Jean Gard Entrup
Norma Jean Gard Entrup age 89, of Quincy, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Blessing Hospital. Norma was born June 24, 1927 in Quincy, the daughter of William E. & Stella (Ruder) Winkler. She first married William F. Hyslop, and together, they had their son, William. She then married Dan Gard, and together they had their daughter, Carol. She later married Bernard "Bernie" Entrup who preceded her in death in November of 2015.
Norma began working as an operator at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Quincy at the age of 15. She became a Supervisor, and worked there until 1977 when the location was closed. She moved to Springfield, IL where she was Group Manager for the Illinois Bell office, retiring in 1985. After moving back home to Quincy, she became a successful licensed realtor working with Better Homes & Gardens, retiring in 1995.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, and presently was a member of St. Francis Solanus Church. Norma was a member of Altrusa, the Quincy Board of Realtors, and Friends of the Castle. She formerly bowled for many years as an Elks Member. In recent years after years of avid travel, she was glad to spend winters in Sebastian, Florida with Bernie. Norma very much enjoyed being with her 4 grandchildren and her dog, Lola. Known as "Nornie" among family, she was an unmatched confidant with unparalleled humour, wit and strength and will leave an irreplaceable deficit in the lives of all who knew her.
Survivors include her son, William F. Hyslop and his wife Cathy of Palatine, IL; her daughter, Carol A. Nudo and her husband Steve of Quincy; Grandchildren, Andrew D. Hyslop and his wife Nicole of Davis, CA; Taylor J. Hyslop of Chicago; Jackson W. Nudo of Lafayette, LA; Van A. Nudo and Samuel G. Nudo both of Quincy; and a great-grandson, August L. Hyslop of Davis, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and a one brother, William Winkler.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home by Rev. More Torres-Torres, O.F.M. Interment will be at a later date in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Adams County Branch of the Alzheimer's Association. www.dukerandhaugh.com
- Norma was a grand lady who always made me smile. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Dee Vanover with DanDee Cleaning
Vero Beach, FL
- Our deepest sympathy going out to Norma's family. She was an amazing woman.
- The passing of my beautiful friend saddens me deeply. We had such wonderful times together, lunching, shopping, traveling the world, and laughing until our sides hurt. She is irreplaceable in my life, but will always remain in my heart.