Norma M. (Carlson) Jenkins

September 10, 1927 ~ April 27, 2018 (age 90)

     Norma M. Carlson Jenkins, 90, of Erie, died on Friday, April 27, 2018, at St. Mary's East.  She was born on September 10, 1927, in Erie, daughter of the late Arthur G. and Ebba Mathilda Lindstrand Carlson.  A 1945 graduate of Academy High School, she lived in Millcreek Twp. for over 65 years. Norma was an Executive Secretary for Henry Kuegel, President of NOSCO Plastics and had also worked as Office Assistant for the Clarence Curry Insurance Agency of State Farm Insurance.  She was a member of SVEA Lodge, No. 296, VASA Order of America and Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was the organist for over 25 years.  She loved listening to music and going to concerts.  Norma enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, visiting with friends, going to ball games, and playing cards. 
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Charles C. Jenkins, in 1989; a daughter, Susan A. Seelinger, in 1999; her infant grandson, David Seelinger, in 1987; and a sister, Margaret Carlson.
     Survivors include a son, William C. Jenkins, and wife Regina of Fountain Hills, AZ; a daughter, Nancy E. Rogers, and husband Gary of McKean, PA; seven grandchildren, Alan Seelinger of Forest County, PA, Daniel Seelinger, and fiancé Sara Daniecki of Downington, PA, Todd Rogers of Stone Ridge, VA, Brian Rogers, and wife Megan of Center Valley, PA, Meghan Dietzel of York, PA, Christopher Jenkins, and wife Catherine of Glendale, AZ, and Caroline Dooley, and husband Jason of Windsor, CO; four great-grandchildren, Addison and Amelia Rogers and Madison and Kaylee Dooley; and her dear friend, Jan Tower.
     Friends may call at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 2402 West Grandview Blvd., Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and may attend services there Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Alison L. Leitzel will officiate.  Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott Funeral home, 2104 Myrtle Street. 
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 2402 W. Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16506; or to The Erie Community Foundation for the John Kanzius Fund, 459 W. 6th St., Erie, PA 16507.


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