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Norma Jean Vahlkamp

Norma Jean Vahlkamp

Norma Jean Vahlkamp age 94, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in the Illinois Veteran's Home. Norma was born April 30, 1925 near Lewistown, MO a daughter of Russell B. and Pearl (Levengood) Stith. Norma married Arthur H. "Artie" Vahlkamp on June 1, 1953 in Hannibal, MO, he preceded her in death on May 20, 2011.

Norma was a legal secretary for Chet Groves Law Office, and she later worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Pam Printers until her retirement May 1, 1987.

She attended Lewistown, MO Elementary and High School and Glaves Country School. She was a graduate of Gem City Business College.

Norma was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and the Ladies of St. Francis.

As the wife of a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, she was active with the following organizations as well:
Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion Auxiliary, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Illinois Veteran's Home and the Garden Room at the former St. Mary's Hospital.

She will be remembered as a fabulous cook and for her crocheting skills that resulted in many afghans that are treasured by her family.

Survivors include her son, Stephen C. Vahlkamp and his wife Sharon; stepsons, Marty Vahlkamp and Mike Vahlkamp; a sister, Judith (Judy) Bunte; her granddaughter, Anna Marie Vahlkamp all of Quincy; many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

The family extends their sincere thanks to all of Norma's wonderful caregivers during her years at the Illinois Veteran's Home.

Due to the present healthcare precautions mandated in response to COVID-19, private family services are planned.
Please be with Norma's family in prayer. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Illinois Veteran's Home Activities Fund. Funeral arrangements are with the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be given at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Lacey Chontal
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Norma will always have a special place in my heart. She was the sweetest person and had a heart of true gold. The talks we had will always be in my mind... we laughed, cried, and just reminisced... My sincere condolences are with her family at this time
From:
Kathy (Kirkpatrick) Murrin
Elgin, TX
Comments:
Marty and Micky so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you all prayers and the rest of her family. So sorry that those that loved her can not be there with you all.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Stevie & Sharon, please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this rough time. RIP
From:
Wanda O'Hara
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Judy,
So to hear about Norma, She was a very nice lady.
Sincerly,
Son and Wanda O'Hara
From:
Cheri Doran
Knox City, MO
Comments:
My lovely, fun and witty Aunt Jean. The love and joy we shared through the years will be with me always.
From:
Fr. Edgar
Quincy, IL
Comments:
It was a blessing to pray and bring the Sacraments to Norma in my time here at the Veterans Home, I am honored to have followed in Fr. Don's footsteps who was so faithful a friend to her. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!
From:
Ann Haubrich
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
Sending love to Norma's family. I will always remember Norma as a gracious, smart, kind, and solid presence. It was always a treat to visit the print shop when Norma was there.