Norma Jean (Stabler) Benoit, 82, of Munster, Indiana was called to eternal rest on Monday, October 12, 2020 with her cherished family by her side. Norma Jean was born on August 14, 1938 to Fred and Erna B. (Millies) Stabler in Hammond, Indiana. She graduated from Hammond High School and attended Indiana University Northwest.
Norma was united in marriage to “the love of her life”, Robert P. Benoit on January 4, 1958. They celebrated 53 years of marriage and were blessed with five cherished children, September, Tim, Kelly, Tad, and Bob. Norma, who was a dedicated mother, was immensely proud of her family. Lovingly called “Hunny” by her grandchildren, she embraced every moment with them and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
As an avid history enthusiast, Norma was a co-founder, past president, and active member of the Munster Historical Society. With a longing to see the world, Norma and her devoted, adventurous husband Bob, traveled and embraced the excitement of distant cultures, art, history, and people. Norma deeply appreciated nature, loved gardening, and was comforted by her furry pal, Skipper.
Nobody else held us so tight
Or made us feel so right
No one’s eyes shined so bright with love
As our mom, who is now high above
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Erna Stabler, son Timothy S. Benoit, husband, Robert P. Benoit, grandson, Trevor A. Alexander, brother, Gerald Stabler, and sister, Cheryl L. Finley. She is survived by her sisters, Marilyn (Don) Kaegebein of Munster, Indiana and Nancy McShane of Noblesville, Indiana, daughters, September A. (Thomas) Alexander of Munster, Indiana and Kelly S. (Rick Dawson) Benoit of Munster, Indiana, sons, Tad R. (Chris) Benoit of Porter, Indiana and Robert D. Benoit of Munster, Indiana. Norma is further survived by her grandchildren, Nicholas (Emily) Ferrer, Andrew (Emily) Ferrer, Zachary Smith, Tieg Alexander, Taylor Christianson, William Christianson, Max Benoit, Mallory Benoit, Rachel Dawson; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland, Indiana 46322 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00 am, with a funeral service following immediately. Pastor Eric Kleinschmidt will be officiating. Interment will be at Concordia Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana. Reminder for those attending services, due to Covid-19 restrictions, facemasks must be worn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Indiana, Leukemia Society, or Munster Historical Society.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com
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