In loving memory of

Norma Jean Mikel
October 17, 1933 - February 12, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Norma Jean Mikel, 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Pastor Dan Schoepf will officiate. Burial will be in Letts Cemetery. A luncheon will be held following the burial at the Fruitland Community Center.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Barney. Online condolences:

Norma was born October 17, 1933, in Muscatine, the daughter of Joseph and Evelyn Shoemaker Truitt. She married Barney Mikel on July 11, 1974, in Muscatine.

Norma enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and quilting. She loved being outdoors, whether she was fishing, camping, or gardening and canning. Most of all, she enjoyed family gatherings.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Barney of Muscatine; five sons of Muscatine, Rick Bodman (Rose), Rod Bodman (JoEllen), Jim Bodman (Annie), John Bodman Jr. (Renee), and Chuck Bair; two daughters, Cheryl Little (Bryan) of Muscatine and Karen Olderog (Darrell), of Waukee; one brother, Jerry Truitt (Marilyn), of Muscatine; three sisters, Esther Sherman of Hartsel, AL, Bonnie Lewis, and Theda Lewis, both of Muscatine; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Evelyn Truitt; one daughter, Julie Terpenning; two granddaughters, Angie Bodman and Melissa Bodman; two brothers, Donald and Jody Truitt; three sisters, Lillian Truitt in infancy, Betty Holladay, and Kathy Blakley; and dearly loved brothers-in-law, Donnie, Snooks, and Gene.


Tamara Fisher wrote on Feb 13, 2020:

"Cheryl, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your mother. You resemble her a lot! Please know that I am thinking of you. Tammy Fisher"

Matthew Swanson wrote on Feb 13, 2020:

"Uncle Junior and family im very deeply sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and the rest of your family during this very difficult time "

Lori and Dan Garmon wrote on Feb 13, 2020:

"Keeping you all in our prayers. She was an awesome lady."

Paul and Heidi Anderson wrote on Feb 13, 2020:

"We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless."

Laurie and Keith Schreurs wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. "

Myrle Belknap wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"To all of you so sorry for the lost of your Mother I will keep you all in my prayers"