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Norma Letcher

September 18, 1942 — February 5, 2022

Norma Letcher, 79, of Freeman passed away on Feb. 5th at Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, Feb. 10th at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Emery, SD. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 9th from 5-7 pm with a Prayer Service at 7pm at the Walter Funeral Home in Freeman. 

Norma Jean Letcher was born to Bernard and Anna Detterman on September 18th, 1942. She passed away on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.

Norma grew up in Emery, SD and was baptized at St. Martin's Catholic Church.

She married Lyle Letcher on June 2nd. 1959 in Emery, SD. This union was blessed with two sons; Bradley and Keith.

Lyle and Norma moved to Freeman in March of 1965. Over thecourse of 30 years Norma opened her home to hundreds of children who needed daycare. She loved and cherished those children and kept in touch with so many of them.

She leaves to mourn her passing, son, Bradley and wife Gail and their children, Kyle (Jessica) Letcher, Christopher (Jennifer) and Adam (Michelle) Stewart. Son, Keith and wife Susan and their children; Dustin, Derek, Drew (Angele), Dylan, and Kaylie (Nick). Sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. Her sisters-in-law, Eileen (Kenny) Radel and Cecilia Determan. Also, a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, her daughter-in-law Lisa, her parents, her brothers, Cletus, Virgil, and Robert and sisters; Ruth, Maxine, and Irene.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Prayer Service will be held at 7 pm.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Martin's Catholic Church

342 3rd Ave, Emery, SD 57332

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