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OBIT: Norma J. Tebben

Norma Jean Tebben was born October 20, 1939, in Portland Township, the daughter of Ervin and Esther (Struecker) Gatton. She attended Irvington Township School and then went on to Algona High School, graduating in 1957.

On July 30, 1960, Norma was united in marriage to Gary Eugene Green at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona. They lived in Algona, where she worked in a law office, at Lindsay Soft Water, Winnebago Industries and raised her children. Gary died September 9, 1978, and later Norma moved to Corwith.

On May 21, 1982, Norma was united in marriage to Leonard “Lenny” Tebben at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Corwith. Norma worked as the Corwith City Clerk for 14 years. Lenny died May 16, 2004. Norma remained in Corwith before moving to Algona in 2016, and later moved to Mason City in July 2021.

Norma enjoyed spending time with family, baking the pies for family reunions and was known for bringing the treats to all the great-grandchildren’s activities and games. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading playing cards and bingo. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona and the Algona Senior Citizens group.

Norma died Saturday, November 27, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. She was 82.

She is survived by her children, Lori Green of Bancroft; Timothy (Laura) Green of Thornton, Colorado; Larry Green of Mason City; Tammy (Paul) Tebben of Corwith; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Nola Eiten of Wellsburg and James (Ellen) Gatton of Algona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Gary Green and Lenny Tebben; son, Lanny Green and brother-in-law, Arnold Eiten.

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