Norma Jean Jaske, 81, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018

Norma Jean Jaske, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018, at Spectrum Lakeland Health.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 10:30am, at Zion UCC, 9105 Third St., Baroda, with Pastor David Moffitt-Moore officiating. Burial will follow the service. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, from 4pm until 6pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at

Norma was born on July 3, 1937, to Roy & Hilda (Kaiser) Stork in Huntingburg, IN. She graduated from Huntingburg High School and continued her education at Lake Michigan College. On October 4, 1958, she married Jerry Jaske at Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church in Huntingburg, IN. She worked as a Secretary in the Health & Science Department at Lake Michigan College before she retired after 18 years of service. Norma enjoyed traveling with her husband and weaving. Most of all, she loved to spend her time with her family and friends.

Norma is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Jaske of St. Joseph; children Jeff (Linda) Jaske of St. Joseph, Mark (Sharon) Jaske of Cape Coral, FL and Matt (Annette) Jaske of Coloma; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Bronice Leland of Huntingburg, IN.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents Roy & Hilda Stork and her three brothers.

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