Norma Eckmann was born on March 31, 1931 to Peter and Eliese (Lizzie) Eckmann at the family farm north of Bloomfield and died on November 8, 2017 at Loveland, Colorado.
She was a life-long educator and taught at rural Bloomfield schools, at Albin, Wyoming and spent most of her teaching career in the Rapid City, South Dakota Schools. She was a graduate of Wayne State College and received her Master’s Degree at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Robert, Arlene, Elton and Donald and sister-in-law, Maria. Survivors include siblings Alevia Howe of Rapid City, Lucille Jennings of Cleveland, Ernest (Rita) Eckmann of Bloomield, Judy (Clair) Wilson of Chapman and Richard (Kathy) Eckmann of Loveland.
Norma had many interests and was an expert at bird identification and as a member of the Audubon Society participated in annual bird counts in the Rapid City area. She loved horses, especially her Arabian mare and colt. She had a life-long passion for writing with some of her poetry being published and much being shared with family and friends.