Norma Jean Holtkamp

CENTRALIA — Norma Jean Holtkamp, 90, of Centralia, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at Centralia Manor.

Norma Holtkamp, 90, of Centralia, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at Centralia Manor.

She was born May 1, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Vernon Rex Garren and Mary Ina (Wilson) Garren. She married Stanley Hotlkamp on November 11, 1950, at the St. Mary Church in Centralia and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1997.

Norma is survived by her three children: Guy Holtkamp and wife Cindy of Centralia, Vince Holtkamp and wife Julie of Centralia, and Mary Ann Holtkamp of Centralia; four grandchildren: Gina Smith and husband Adam of Centralia, Ben Holtkamp and wife Amy of Centralia, Annie Jansen and husband Justin of Jackson, Missouri, and Eric Holtkamp and wife Stephanie of Plant City, Florida; ten great-grandchildren: Estleigh, Ruthie, and Wickam Smith, Bryden and Ainsley Holtkamp, Regan, Kennedy, and Charlize Jansen, and Adrian and Kristine Holtkamp.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Vernon and Mary Garren, her husband: Stanley Holtkamp, and a brother: David Garren.

Norma was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia. Norma was a great family person; she drove players to and from sporting events, and a taxi driver for children and grandchildren. She was active in Teen Town and was a fantastic cook for her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling extensively with her husband and family.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Friday, March 19, 2021, with Father Steven Pautler officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Mary Church and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Holtkamp family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.