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Norma Jean Oien

January 16, 1943 — April 16, 2021

Norma Jean (Stock) Oien, age 78, of Yankton and formerly of Volin, SD passed away Friday, April 16 2021 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital with family at her side.
Norma was born Jan 16, 1943 to Theodore and Delores (Peterson) Stock in Wagner, South Dakota. Norma was raised in Lake Andes, SD until age 12 moving to Yankton and also to Chamberlain for a time as her step-father worked for the Corp of Engineers. Later, Norma moved back to Yankton and began working at Korner Post.
Norma met Robert Oien and they were married July 3rd, 1961. Robert and Norma lived in Yankton where they began their family before moving to rural Volin and resided there until moving into Volin and later back into Yankton. Norma worked at M-Tron for 10 years and then spent 28 years working for the South Dakota Human Services Center until retiring. After retirement, Norma continued to work in various nursing homes as she loved caring for elderly citizens. Norma was also a member of the Volin First Responders.
Norma enjoyed spending much of her time completing crafts, crocheting, canning, and baking as well as browsing antique stores and collecting antiques. Norma also enjoyed the many hours and days she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Norma completely retired to spend time with Robert and their many winter trips to Arizona.
Norma is survived by daughters, Cindy (Scott) Hendricks (Sioux Falls), Koni (Ron) Knutson (Crescent, Iowa), and Shari (Paul) Gustad (Volin), and son Mike (Shelly) Oien (Kilmarnock, VA); grandchildren Chris Bye and Morgan Werner (Gayville), Mathew and Shania Bye (Gayville), Nicole Bye (Brookings, SD), Sara (Nick) Knutson (Omaha), Kirstin (Matt) La Roe (Omaha), Elizabeth (Kole) Wynia (Avon), Nicholas Sayler (Lesterville), Laura (Matt) Lyngstad (Irene) and Mark (Chelsea) Gustad (Volin), as well as 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert Stock (Wagner, SD) and sisters Betty Hauglin (Sioux Falls) and Bonnie Sejba (Minnesota).
Norma was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Robert; parents Theodore Stock and Delores (William) Vellek, and her grandparents as well as several aunts and uncles.

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Prayer Service

Friday, April 30, 2021

Starts at 7:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton

807 W 31st Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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807 W 31st Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078

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Burial

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Vangen Church Cemetery

Mission Hill, SD 57046

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