Norma Rahn Obituary – Aurora

Norma Jean Rahn, 91, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024 at Rush Copley Medical Center, surrounded by her family. The youngest of nine children, Norma was born December 4, 1932, daughter of Frank and Margaret Christner. Norma was married for 33 years to Robert Rahn, who served with the Aurora Police Department.

Norma attended St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary and High School in Mt Sterling, IL. She had many jobs over the years, including daycare assistant at St. Joseph Hospital in Aurora, mailroom clerk at Farmers Insurance, daycare assistant at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, and waitress. /hostess at Scotty’s Restaurant in Oswego and Grandma’s Table in Montgomery. . However, the position in which Norma stood out the most was that of mother and grandmother. With 9 children, 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, there was never a dull moment. Mom took each chaotic day in stride, always patient and understanding, showering us all with the greatest love a mother could give. Each of us has many special memories of Mom. She was funny, with a unique wit that made us laugh until the end. She always prepared her favorite birthday dessert for everyone, and there were many birthdays! Her cakes, pastries and brownies were always a hit at any function she attended. She was an avid bowler and surprisingly had a pretty good average even after losing much of her sight in her later years. After her family, Mom’s next big passion was gaming! When her daughter-in-law (who was one of her favorite playmates) walked into her hospital room this week, her mother perked up and said, “Are you here to take me to play?” What Mom will remember most is her kindness. She was always doing something for someone, a selfless mother, person and friend. She will be remembered for the sweet and happy nature of her. She touched so many lives throughout her long, beautiful life. We will miss her with all our hearts.

Norma is survived by her children Michael Rahn (Candace), Rhonda (Sue) Rahn (Glenn Schmitt), Douglas Rahn (Karen), Debra Schmedeke (Carl), Sandra Gribble (John), Brenda Simmons (Mike), Barbara Tews (Steve ). ), Diana Grandmaison (Robert), daughter-in-law Debra Kelly Rahn, her grandchildren Cary Stein (Lou), Christopher Rahn (Laura), Mary Ford, Kelly Rahn, Jason Rahn (Kari), Aaron Rahn (Lauren), Amber Ruhland (BJ) , Justin Schmedeke (Caitlyn), Jessica Thullen (Drew), Matthew Gribble (Melissa), Michael Gribble (Rachel), Breanne Briley, Holly Nalley (Daniel), Rachael Simmons, Michael Simmons (Danielle), Megan Lyles (Jaylen), James Tews, Dante Corbin (Emily), Brittney Manninen (Erik) and Beatrice Grandmaison (Keaton), 40 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her ex-husband Robert Rahn, her son Bruce Rahn, her granddaughter Michele Simmons, her great-granddaughter Landyn Deshane, and her eight siblings and their spouses.

THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Fr. Timothy Mulcahey will officiate with burial at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Montgomery, IL.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-631-5500. Please visit our website at where you can leave your deepest condolences for Norma’s family.