Norma Jean Poznanski, RN, age 72 years of Niles, Michigan died peacefully at 2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home.
She was born on December 7, 1944 in Niles to Joseph Norman and Ruth Elaine (Ferguson) Ross. She was graduated from Niles High School, and earned her Associates Degree and Nurse’s credentials at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. She lived in Portage, Indiana for thirty years where she was employed by area home healthcare agencies.
Norma enjoyed reading novels and mysteries, and watching television shows about home improvement. Her family remembers her fascination with shopping at local discount stores, which resulted in “Charlie” having closets full of last minute birthday gifts and other supplies.
On August 29, 1964 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Niles she married William C. Poznanski with whom she celebrated last year the remarkable fifty-second anniversary of their wedding.
Surviving family includes her husband, William Poznanski and their children, Pastor Eric Sean (& Kristin) Poznanski of Granger, Indiana, William Todd (& Roberta) Poznanski of Portage, Indiana, and Daniel Kencade (& Christine) Poznanski of Columbus, Georgia; grandchildren, Anna, Joel, Mandy, Derek, Allison, Tia, and Madison; Norma’s sister, Ruth Ross of Missoula, Montana; and several nieces and nephews of two generations; and a wonderful circle of great friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ruth Ross and a brother, Joseph Leon Ross.
The funeral service for Norma Poznanski will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles with her son, Pastor Eric Poznanski of the Universal Life Monastery officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Norma may be made to the Niles District Library.