Norma Jean Wasemann

October 18, 1930 ‒ November 30, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio


MANSFIELD:  Norma Jean Wasemann passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 from OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. She was 88.

Born October 18, 1930 in Mansfield to Albert M. and Geraldine (Cairns) Workman, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1948, and served six years with the U.S. Navy.

For nearly 40 years, Norma worked as a lab technician with Westinghouse, and remained a member of the Westinghouse Women’s Club.

Norma enjoyed boating on Lake Erie, reading and word puzzles, but her personality shined when she was entertaining.  Her lasagna and “overnight salad” highlighted her cooking skills. Though she was quite talented, Norma will be remembered for her generosity, kindness and heartfelt affection for those around her – including her canine companion, a Chihuahua Pomeranian mix, Angel.

She was a member of Southside Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school, served as greeter and on the church board.

She is survived by a step son Patrick Wasemann of Mansfield; a step daughter-in-law Jody Wasemann of Mansfield; grandchildren Jennifer Calland and Lindsay Maves; three great grandchildren; siblings William Workman, Marilyn Frisby, Connie (Terry) Kemp and Jack (Karen) Workman all of Mansfield and Ruth Warner of Ashland; sister-in-law Mary Wasemann; brothers-in-law William McQuillen and Robert Wasemann; and 11 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Wasemann on September 26, 1998. Also deceased are her step son Michael Wasemann; her brother and sister-in-law Robert and Gerry Workman and sisters and a brother-in-law Sharon McQuillen, Patty Workman and Betty and Carroll Van Riper; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Sue Workman, Kenneth Frisby and Lane Warner.

The Wasemann family will receive guests, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m.  Pastor Carol Kilgore will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

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  • To Pat, Marilyn, Boomer and the rest of the family. So sorry for the loss of Norma Jean. She must have been a wonderful lady. Prayers to you all, and God bless her.

  • Dear Ruth and family,

    God bless you all as you grieve the loss of Norma. She was my sister in Christ and a dear friend at Southside Christian Church. She was always so happy when she was able to participate in our Christian Women’s Fellowship breakfasts at Paul Revere’s in Lexington and so happy to share pictures and stories about her childhood and growing up years.

    Whenever I stopped in at Crystal Care to visit with her, I would sing a little song she and I both loved entitled Sanctuary. “Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary. Pure and holy, tried and true. With Thanksgiving, I’ll be a living Sanctuary for you.” Her eyes would twinkle and there was always a smile. Well done, good and faithful servant.
    Love, Diane Miller (Di)