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Norma J. (Berg) Fowler

August 4, 1933 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 88)


Norma Joanne (Berg) Fowler passed away on February 14, 2022.  She was born to Nordy and Gladys Berg on August 4, 1933.  She was raised in the Whitewater community with her mother and 6 siblings. She attended Whitewater High School and graduated salutatorian May 18, 1950.  Norma went on to attend college at Northern Montana College in Havre, where she obtained a teaching degree.  Norma was known as “Bergie” throughout college.  She taught school in Dunkirk, Kevin, Pondera and Shelby & kids she taught would come up to her as adults and tell her how much they liked her as a teacher.  Norma later worked for the Federal Crop Insurance and Soil Conservation Service in Shelby.

Norma met her husband, Roger, while teaching at Pondera.  She was at a dance and saw Roger across the room and the romance started.   They were married on November 24, 1954.  They moved to Kileen, TX for a short time while Roger was in the Army, and later moved back to Montana.   They had 3 daughters:  Karla, Karen, and Marilyn.

Norma was a great cook, meticulous seamstress, homemaker, and gardener.  She was a 4-H leader and taught her daughters to cook and sew and made beautiful clothes for all of us.

Norma moved out to the farm later, where she had plenty of area to plant her garden.  She loved history, especially Montana History.  Norma loved to take her grandchildren out to the prairie to search for teepee rings, agates & any other great finds.  Every now and then they would sit in an old rusty vehicle to get their picture taken.  Her grandchildren had the best time with her on the farm.

Survivors include her daughters, Karla Lamb and Marilyn Fowler (Brian); sister, Patricia Tribby; brother, Howard Berg; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Amanda) Lamb, Lindsey (Shane) Casterline, Kyle (Courtney) Christiaens, Collin Christiaens and Corbin Christiaens; great grandchildren, Noelle, Jett, Jaxon & Jude Lamb, Ella, Selah, Elijah, Aliyah, Jonah, Rhema and Kaiden Casterline; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by daughter, Karen; husband, Roger; brothers, Ken, Nory, Francis; sister, Lois; father, Nordy Berg; and mother, Gladys Berg.

Memorial service will be Saturday, June 25, at 3pm at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Shelby.

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Memorial Service
June 25, 2022

3:00 PM
St. Luke s Lutheran Church
222 2nd Street South
Shelby, MT 59474

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