Norma A. Duer

Sept. 17, 1935 – June 10, 2022


Norma Ann Duer, of Seward, was born Sept. 17, 1935, to Gustav and Alvina (Blomenkamp) Gruenewald in Seward.

She graduated from Seward High School. On May 25, 1954, Norma was united in marriage to Kenneth Duer at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. Norma was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was actively involved in all aspects of the family life including the cattle, farming and the Landenberger Duer Auction Co. and Duer Auction Co. businesses. For a time, she also worked at Concordia Teachers College in the Business Administration Office, and she had a cleaning business with her dear friend, Mary Lee Hain. In her free time, she enjoyed horses, gardening, attending her grandchildren's activities and spending time with her family and friends. She was a volunteer for 4-H at the Seward County Fair Open Class and a member of Seward V.F.W. Post #4755 Women's Auxiliary. Norma passed away June 10, 2022, in Milford, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 24 days.

She is survived by her son, Scott Duer (fiancée, Rita Williamson) of Seward; grandson, Kolby Duer, and granddaughter, Kaydy Duer, both of Erie, Pennsylvania; sister, Sandra Suhr of Seward; sister-in-law, Karen Gruenewald; and nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Alvina Gruenewald; husband, Kenneth Duer; son, Clint Duer; brother, Alvin Gruenewald; nephews, Chris Gruenewald and Kevin Suhr; infant brother; and brother-in-law, Ronald Suhr.

The funeral service was June 21 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward with a private committal at the Seward Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family online at