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Norma Brunette

September 21, 1931 — May 26, 2024

Norma Jane (Pagel) Brunette of Suamico, WI died peacefully at home on May 26, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. She is already dearly missed and will never be forgotten.

Norma was born in Green Bay to the late George and Bertha (Ohlson) Pagel on September 21, 1931. She married Clarence (Duke) Brunette on November 24, 1951. They were married for 32 years until he passed on July 22, 1984. Together they had three children. Norma and Duke lived their entire lives together in Green Bay eventually ending up on the bay of Green Bay, a lifelong dream. Following her husband’s death, Norma lived with her daughter and son-in-law’s family in Texas for 20 years eventually moving back to Green Bay to live with her son.

Norma enjoyed fishing in her younger days, traveling, shopping (especially antiquing), reading, and her numerous beloved dogs and cats over the years. She was an avid Packer fan and was always up for a good shrimp dinner or a tasty burger. Norma was a sales associate for many years at Prange's Department Store followed by a ladies clothing store in Texas, finally retiring from work to enjoy retirement in its fullest.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha (Ohlson) and George Pagel; her husband, Duke; Duke's parents, Irene (Fraire) and Clarence Brunette, Sr.; her son, Jeffrey; her sister, Elaine Craanen and brother-in-law, Joseph (Lee) Craanen; nephews, Steven and Rick Craanen, and nieces, Georgia Ann Craanen, and Barbara and Mary Ellen Brunette; her sisters-in-law, Catherine Brunette, Marion Vander Missen, Evelyn Cuene, and Eleanor Brunette, and brothers-in-law, Clayton Vander Missen, Robert Brunette and Donald Cuene. Norma is survived by her children, Michael Brunette and Amy (Brunette) Motquin and husband Paul Motquin; and daughter-in-law, Susan Brunette. She is also survived by six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Norma's family expresses their deep gratitude to Unity Hospice and the doctors and nurses at Bellin Health for their care and support during their time of need.

Cremation will be followed by interment alongside her husband at Nicolet Memorial Gardens in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Bay Settlement. A private interment will be held for the family at a later date.

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