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Born: November 21, 1929

Place of Birth: Chicago , IL

Death: March 24, 2013

Place of Death: LaPorte , IN





Memorial donations may be made to:
IU Health Continuing Care, 1007 Lincolnway LaPorte, IN 46350, or the charity of the donor's choice.


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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center




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Norma Jean Behenna

    November 21, 1929  -  March 24, 2013






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Norma Jean Behenna, age 83, of LaPorte, passed away on March 24, 2013 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.

She was born in Chicago, IL on November 21, 1929 to Otto and Nettie (Brookhouser) Messer.

On June 4, 1949 she married Vern Behenna who preceded her in death. Surviving are her beloved children, 3 sons, Wayne (Cindy ) Behenna, Dennis (Georgette ) Behenna, Bruce (Gin) Behenna; daughter-in-law, Sherry Behenna, all of LaPorte; grandchildren, Ryan (Kris), Lisa (Jonathan), Jason (Heather), Sarah (Josh), Leslie, Stefan (Marie), Craig (Tracy), Melissa, Marcus, Taylor (Krista); 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Glen (Dottie) Messer of McHenry, IL; one sister, Kay (Dan) Siblik of Yorkville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; son, Charles; brother, Richard; and sister, Lorraine.

Norma was homemaker, a great cook, and she loved her garden.

A time of visitation will be held from Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and from 9 AM until the time of service on Thursday. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Thursday March 28, 2013 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Rev. Rev. Dale Wratchford officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to IU Health Continuing Care, 1007 Lincolnway LaPorte, IN 46350, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.