Emily J. Norden, 83 of Cedar Rapids died Saturday February 15, 2020 at Prairie Hills Senior Living. Services at 11:00 AM on Friday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at the Chapel.
Survivors include two sons, Barry (Pamela) of Cedar Rapids and Bruce (Judy) of Bettendorf; a sister Lillian; seven grandchildren Alissa, Ashley, Taylor, Cody, Tara, Austin and Cade; seven great grandchildren Braylan, Brecklan, Aiden, Aubrey, Coby, Koltyn, McKinley, Grayson, Kamdyn, Calloway and baby boy on the way. She is also survived by her close companion Bob Dunn and a close friend she considered a sister, Rae Jeanne Kilberger. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and a brother George.
Emily was born on January 28, 1937 in Cedar Rapids the daughter of Otto and Cecile (Petro) Hanzlik. She married Wayne E. Norden on October 14, 1956 in Cedar Rapids. Wayne passed away in 2005. Emily was an administrative assistant at Rockwell-Collins and retired from there after more than 20 years of service.
She was a former member Trinity United Methodist Church and the Rainbow Girls. Emily enjoyed reading, quilting, family genealogy, knitting, travel with her husband Wayne with their close friends as well as annual trips to Indianola for the hot air balloon festival. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her many dear friends and beloved family. Emily will forever be remembered as a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Mercy or the Cedar Valley Humane Society.