Please find Norma’s obituary below. The time/place information for the visitation and requiem are at the end…
Norma Matar Double, 84 of Winona, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
Norma Jean was born September 15, 1936, in Saginaw, MI to Sam and Lorena (Haddad) Matar. She graduated from Port Huron High School and attended St. Clair Community College in Port Huron, MI. On May 11, 1968, she married Paul B. Double in Grace Episcopal Church in Port Huron, MI. Together they raised three sons: John Paul, Eric, and Matthew.
Norma held many career titles over the years: a secretary for Diamond Crystal Salt Co. (St. Clair, MI); administrative assistant with WNB Financial (formerly Winona National Bank); co-owner of Montgomery Wards, Winds-N-Waters, The Sports Store, an Apartment Complex (Goodview, MN), Duds-N-Suds Laundromat & Car Wash, Mall Coin Cleaners, Laurie’s Custom Canvas (West Palm Beach, FL); and was a telecommunications operator for Sprint. But her best career was being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was state secretary for the Lebanese Association for the State of Michigan. She was involved with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church ECW and the W-K Elementary PTA. Norma was a passionate QVC deal finder as well as the Activities Director and Transportation Coordinator for three busy sons.
She is survived by her husband Paul; three sons: John Paul, Eric, and Matthew; five grandchildren: Ariana, Elana, Ethan, Delilah, and Katherine; two brothers: Russell Joseph Matar and Sam John (Angela) Matar; and many cousins across the United States.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Sam John Matar and Lorena (Haddad) Matar; a sister Matilda “Tillie” (Jack) Short; a brother John Sam (Joann) Matar and a sister-in-law Ginger Matar.
The visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona.
The burial service will be held at 12 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winona. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Outreach Fund at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 265 Lafayette Street, Winona, MN 55987.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home & Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.