Norma Anderson Hacker

Norma was born near Bode, Iowa in Humboldt County to Henry Christen Olson and Edna Mae Perkins on December 5, 1932. A sister, Doris joined her a few years later. Her parents farmed and her dad believed girls should know how to drive a tractor. So, Norma and Doris helped on the farm. She went to Country School at Maple Lawn and later Bode High School. She attended Luther College for two years graduating in 1952 and then started teaching.

She married Lawrence Anderson January 1954 and they farmed by Webster City. They were blessed with four children including a set of twins:  Julie, Barbara, Betsy and Eric. Norma was a very practical farm wife who taught her children how to sew, cook and be involved in 4H.

Norma taught 5th grade at Stradford and Webster City. She went back to school and graduated with her master’s from Drake in 1979. After her husband passed, she married Darvin Hacker in 1996.  Norma and Darvin traveled a lot including to Alaska, Norway and all over the lower 48 states.

Throughout her life Norma liked to paint, knit, cross stitch, made porcelain dolls and was always busy.

Norma has 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Norma stated, “I was always around people and I loved it but now it is time for myself.  I like being together in our room just Darv and I.” She also likes doing word searches, watching TV and listening to music. Congratulations on being chosen as resident of the month and we are glad you are part of the Wellington family.