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Norma Bishop Kerker

August 18, 1930 August 8, 2018
Norma Bishop Kerker
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Peoria- Norma J. Bishop- Kerker, 87, of Peoria passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Buehler Home.

Born August, 18, 1930 in Springfield, IL to Alfred and Lucy (Merritt) Nielson. She married Lyle Bishop on May 29, 1955 in Peoria. She later married Ken Kerker in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle Bishop on June 4, 1990 in Hawaii as well as her brother Wayne.

She is survived by her husband Ken Kerker; one son Gary (Cathy) Bishop of Johnson City, TN and their children Abigail Bishop of Denver and Adam Bishop of Maui, HI; one foster son Stephen (Kathy) Hier of Morton; stepchildren Jim (Joan) Kerker of St. Louis, Cindy (Jeff) Barnett of Bartonville, and Kevin (Lynn) Kerker of Peoria; brother Jake (Jan) Nielson of Utah; Sister-In-Law Betty Nielson of Texas; as well as 10 Grand Children and 10 Great-Grandchildren

Norma was a graduate of Manual High School and later worked at Peoria County and then for the Public Building Commissioner. She was a devout parishioner of St. Philomena Catholic Church. She belonged to the Daughters of Nile Club. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s League. Norma enjoyed playing in various golf leagues throughout her life.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Fr. David Richardson will officiate. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church or to Shriner’s Hospital.

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Memorial Mass




10:00 AM 8/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospital

St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

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