Norma Keena


Norma Faye (Krak) Keena, August 19, 1931- December 10, 2021, was born on the farm where she was raised outside of Hamilton, ND, to Irene (Schluchter) and Rueben Krak, the youngest and last surviving of 4 girls.

Norma was an extroverted extrovert, who loved people and easily gathered up friends of all ages.

The loves of her life were many, including her dear sweet husband of 43 years, William Earl Keena, their children and their spouses, grand and great grandchildren, their spouses, and her friends.

Other loves were telling jokes, laughing, teasing and being teased, playing cards and Scrabble (and winning which she loved!), bowling, golfing, walking, baking pies and her famous potato salad, singing, listening to music, watching sports, dancing, traveling to visit family and interesting places in the USA, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying every moment of her life.

Included in words to describe Norma would be fun, witty, funny, loving, spunky, kind, entertaining, joyful, positive, hospitable, adventurous, friendly, spunky, nonjudgmental, kindhearted, charming, a good listener, loving, and aways a very good friend.

Norma’s vocation in life was as a home-maker, lovingly caring for her husband, children and home. The jobs she had were sugar beet truck driver, excellent cookie maker for the hospital/nursing home, sugar beet plant employee and Avon lady.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hillsboro Sanford Care Nursing Home music department.

Those who will miss her most besides her countless friends are her three daughters and their families, Joni (Bill) Woods, Jill (Steve) Cholewa, Deanna (David) White, grandchildren Naomi (Tom Atkinson), Judith (Maximo Barahona), David (Jennifer Blair) and Michael White, Joseph and Simone Bianco, Jared (Edgar) Cholewa-Cardona, Tammy Yarber, and Joseph Encarncion (Mo Fitzgerald). Norma’s great grandchildren are Jaxon, Mavrik, Helena, Maximo, David Isaiah, Solomon John, Jericho Thomas, Elisa, Lina, Philomena, Seraphia, Marana, Gabriella, Josiah, Pierina, Benita, Talita, and one great great, Quest.

A memorial is planned for the spring or summer of next year.

Arrangements entrusted to Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Online Guestbook:

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