Obituary of Norma J. Schonwetter
Norma J. Schonwetter, age 93, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on May 6, 2023. Norma was born in New York City on Mother's Day May 12, 1929 to Mildred and Michael Bade.
After graduating from Brooklyn College, with a degree in Home Economics, she worked in N.Y. developing,
testing and writing recipes for magazines. After her marriage, she lived in the Detroit suburbs of Oak Park and Farmington Hills. Norma was a two time finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-off and once in the National Chicken Cooking Contest. She resumed her career 30 years later teaching cooking classes to adults and mastering the microwave to eventually becoming a syndicated columnist and cookbook author of heart-healthy microwave recipes. She was active in Greater Detroit chapter of National Council of Jewish Women planning, editing and marketing a successful cookbook.
Norma loved to travel. As a result of traveling to many U.S. States and 47 countries, she started writing travel articles. Her other interests were bridge, oil painting, water aerobics and trivial pursuit, which she pursued throughout her life.
She moved to Tallgrass Creek in 2008 to be near family.
She is preceded in her death by her parents Mildred and Michael Bade and brother Robert.
Norma is mourned by her son, Mark and his wife Janice; grandson, Michael and his wife Kasey and great-
grandson Kelce of Overland Park, KS; grandson, Ben Wiedermann and his partner Andrea Moore of Claremont, CA; daughter, Wendy of Auburn, WA.
Contributions can be made to organizations below or the charity of your choice:
The Alzheimer’s Association
A memorial shiva service was held 5/9/23 at Tallgrass Creek Senior Living in Overland Park, KS.
Graveside funeral services at Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY to be held 5/16/23.