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            Norma J. Denning, age 84, of Petersburg, formerly a resident of Huntingburg, Indiana, passed away Monday morning, April 1, 2019, at her home in Petersburg.

            She was born September 25, 1934, in Franklin, Indiana, to George and Anna Mae (Gutgsell) Miller; and married Eugene F. Denning on January 20, 1965, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.  She was a factory worker, having worked at Gossard’s Ladies Apparel in Huntingburg and other local factories.  Norma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, Huntingburg Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, and V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene F. “Bud” Denning, who passed away November 16, 2011; her son, Kenneth “Tree” Merrimon; one grandson, Heath Jacob Merrimon; her parents; and one brother, Charles Miller.

            Norma is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Larry) Lechner of Stendal, Indiana; one brother, David Miller of Oklahoma; two sisters, Peggy Bowers of California and Jean Miles of Tennessee; (6) grandchildren, Ernie Fawks, Nick Merrimon, Racheal Leighty, Adam Merrimon, Shawn Parks and Rose Schoppenhorst; and (19) great-grandchildren.

            A funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Norma J. Denning will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., on Friday, April 5, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

            Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 4th.  A V.F.W. Post #2366 Auxiliary vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a parish rosary prayer vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., both on Thursday evening, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to Somebody’s Place in Petersburg.  Condolences may be shared online at:

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