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Norma Jean Oien

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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You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your parents. I truly enjoyed working with Norma at the HSC. She was always so pleasant and kind to the patients. What a great co-worker. Hang on to the good memories.

Laverta Bertha Mauch Apr 30 2021 4:26 PM

My condolences to all the family. My heart still hurts since Norma has left. I have so many fun memories of her...too many to even list. I loved working with her for many years and I loved the trips Larry, me, Norma and Obbie would go on to the hills. I am glad I have all these memories. She has left many friends that will miss her. Hugs and love to family.

Linda Nickles Apr 26 2021 8:44 PM

I remember Norma. She was a very nice person.

Dave Wright Apr 23 2021 2:20 PM

Sorry for your loss . Prayers

Elva Meyers Apr 21 2021 5:57 AM

Our deepest sympathies. We pray that all of your memories bring you comfort and knowing your parents are together in eternity will give you peace.

Mary & Jim DeLozier Apr 19 2021 2:54 PM