Norma Jeanne Stech of 1423 Sunset Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana passed away Monday, January 9, 2012, at 2:15 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 71.
She was born on December 17, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, to Francis James Stech and Pearl Eldonna (Swaffar) Stech-Lofton.
Norma received her Bachelor’s degree in 1966 from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana; then continued her education, receiving her Master’s degree at St. Francis University. She also received her endorsement in learning disabilities from Ball State University. She was an elementary school teacher for 44 years at Warsaw Christian School in Warsaw, Indiana, retiring in 2011. She was a member of Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw, Indiana.
She is survived by three brothers (all of Illinois): Richard, Wayne, and Gary Lofton; and two sisters: Linda D’Amoto (Illinois); Sandra Lofton (Australia). She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana, officiated by Pastor Howard Immel.
There will be a time for visitation two hours prior to the service from 12 noon – 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Mexico, Indiana.
Memorial donations in Norma Stech’s name may be directed to Warsaw Christian School, 909 S. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.