Norma Wala

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Norma Jean Wala, nee Guzior, 75, of Menomonee Falls, WI, formerly of Belleville, IL, born April 11, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI.

Norma worked as an administrative assistant for many years before her retirement.  Locally, she worked in civil service at Scott Air Force Base, and later worked for RMG Corporation in Milwaukee, WI.  Norma enjoyed spending time with friends and was a member of the Menomonee Falls Dart Association.  She loved to dance and was an avid jazz music enthusiast.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley J. and Bertha T., nee Kirkley, Guzior; two sisters, Francis Juanita (Ernest) Smith, and Loretta (John) Sirtak; and one brother-in-law, Bob Stuecken.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years, Frank J. K. Wala;
a son, Chris Edward Rigney of Millstadt, IL;
a daughter, Lisa Kay (Scott) Pruett of Millstadt, IL;
a step-son, Jeffrey Kenneth Wala of Mount Horeb, WI;
seven grandchildren, Christopher Rigney, Kimberly Morr, Brittany Rigney,
Amy (Jim) Huetson, Shannon Rigney, Taylor Pruett, and Bryan Pruett;
four great- grandchildren, Matthew, Mela, Kali, and Hailey;
a brother, Donald (Gayle) Guzior Sr. of Marietta, GA;
a sister, Dorothy Stuecken of Inverness, FL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Norma Wala

Lisa Pruett said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2023 at 2:42 PM

This is and was my mom. Mom it will be 5 years since you've been gone. I think about you every minute of everyday. There is so much I needed to say But your life was cut short by the man who claimed to love you. Forgive me for not questioning his actions. I love you

  • Millstadt
  • Il.
Dave Lane said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2018 at 1:42 PM

So sorry to hear about Norma, Commish. She was always a joy to be around, full of life and loving every minute of it. Be well, my friend. We'll talk again soon.

  • Las Vegas
  • NV
David Krueger said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 9:47 PM

Frank, Sorry for your loss my friend. Had not seen her in a while, but every time I had she was one vibrant lady! Always ready for a Good time. Hopefully you are hanging in there, and maybe our paths will cross soon one of these days, and we can sit down and catch up. Take care of yourself!! Buck

  • Menomonee Falls
  • Wisconsin
Geno Constantineau said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2018 at 2:04 PM

Frank, my condolences to you and your family. Hanh in there my good friend.

  • Germantown
  • WI
Mark Seghers said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2018 at 8:39 PM

So sorry to hear of Norma's passing. I will always remember all the fun we had with she and Frank in the 1980s. It's sad when good friends fall apart for no good reasons. We'll always treasure the times we had and always remember her radiant smile and laugh. Norma was such a good person and I'm blessed to have known her.

  • Wauwatosa
  • WI

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