April 8, 2021
Norma Louise Hoops, the daughter of Henry and Annetta (Bartels) Graue, was born on Aug. 28, 1928, on the family farm in Republic County, Kan. She was one of the six children born to her parents. She died March 29, 2021, at Providence Place in Hastings, Neb., at the age of 92 years. She was baptized on Sept. 16, 1928, at St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, by The Rev. C.A. Reimnitz. She was confirmed at the same church on April 6, 1941, by The Rev. O. W. Juengel. She attended District 57 school in rural Republic County, and then Chester Public School where she graduated high school.