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Norma (Pfennig) Reich
November 21, 2023 ~ November 21, 2023
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Norma Reich of Beulah, ND went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the age of 79 in Chandler, Arizona. She passed after a battle with cancer and was grateful to spend her last days in Arizona with her family. Services will be held on December 2, 2023 at 11:30 am at the Prairie View Church of God. Private burial will follow at the Beulah City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers (family not local), feel free to make a donation in Norma’s honor to the Prairie View Church of God Missions Project.
Norma was born in 1944 in Beulah to Jake and Natalie (Ost) Pfennig. She was the fifth of five children. The family moved to Driscoll where she graduated from Driscoll High School in 1962. She went to Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing and received her degree as a Registered Nurse in 1965. She was married in October 1966 to Ted Reich and they farmed and ranched in northwest Beulah for almost 50 years. She worked side by side with her husband on the farm and ranch, and also worked for some years at Hazen Hospital and Beulah Nursing Home. She and Ted raised two daughters, Janell and Jaylin. They partially retired from farming in 2008, and started spending their winters in Arizona in 2010.
Norma was a woman of profound faith and had a deep commitment to be of service. She was active in her church as a Sunday school teacher and member of the Ladies of Prairie View Church of God (Auxiliary Club). She was a gracious hostess to visiting church families and missionaries. She had life-long friendships from church, and together the couples formed a Supper Club for many years.
Her quiet kindness, humble spirit and ready smile touched all who met her. Her family continues to be inspired by her example of gratitude, hard work, and bravery. Her genuine support, love and patience were a blessing. So many of her family, friends and those who met her were gladdened by her sweetness and sense of peace.
Norma is survived by her daughters Janell Reich (Paul Compton) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Jaylin (David) Brewer of Chandler, Arizona; her grandson Cade Allen of Chandler, Arizona; her step-granddaughters Madison and Camille Brewer of Chandler, Arizona; sister Jan Myers of Bismarck, North Dakota; brothers Clint (Joann) Pfennig of Jamestown, North Dakota and Leo (Sharon) Pfennig of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ted, her parents, and one sister.
She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and community. We will keep her example in our hearts and share it, so that her life will create ripples like a stone dropped in calm waters.