Norma Juliet Steinbron was born on September 20, 1932 in Renville, Minnesota, the sixth of seven children of James and Esther (Schuetz) Jacobson.
She grew up on the family farm in the Buffalo Lake area and graduated from Buffalo Lake High School in 1950.
After graduating, Norma moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to live with her sister and find work. There she met the love of her life, Harold Steinbron.
Despite being interested in her, Harold told Norma that he could not date her unless she was Christian. He soon led her to the Lord she has loved and served for more than 70 years.
Norma and Harold were married on June 30, 1952 and embarked on a life of adventure together. During their life together, they served faithfully in the church, teaching and sometimes singing together while Harold accompanied on the accordion.
After marriage, they moved to Milwaukee, Wisc.
They both attended courses at Milwaukee Bible College while Harold also worked for the railroad.
In 1955 Rondo joined the family, followed by Melody in 1957.
After Harold graduated from watchmaking school, the family moved to Milledgeville, Illinois.
Bible reading and Bible study were priorities in the Steinbron household, with Bible reading taking place after every meal.
After being told Harold would need to move to a drier climate, the family began looking for a new home. After traveling to Phoenix over the summer, they excluded that city.
They settled in Cashion in the autumn of 1969 and this has been Norma’s home ever since.
As well as raising children and running a household, Norma was a caregiver to some of the elderly ladies in Cashion.
After Harold died in 1991, she worked for AETNA Insurance for a number of years. After her retirement, she helped Rondo in his business as an unofficial secretary.
Norma is survived by her son Rondo Steinbron, his wife Letha, and their children Nathan and Audrey; son-in-law Larry Blair and his wife Daneta; grandson Steven Blair, Tim Blair and his wife Amanda, their children Destini and Michael; and granddaughter Bethany Stone and husband Bryant.
Norma passed into the arms of Jesus on February 25, 2022 at the age of 89.
She loved her family, her church, her pastor and her Lord most of all.
She was gracious and kind, living out Romans 12:18: “If it is possible, as much depends on you, live at peace with all men.”
She will be greatly missed.
Services to commemorate and celebrate Norma’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 at First Baptist Church, Cashion.