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Mrs. Norma D. (Surface) Krieg

September 2, 1933 ~ January 28, 2019 (age 85)

Mrs. Norma D. Krieg, 85, of Galesburg, Illinois formerly of Indiana entered eternity with her Lord and Savior at 4:07 am Monday, January 28, 2019 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She is now celebrating with loved ones that have gone before her.

She was born September 2, 1933 in St. Joseph County, Indiana the daughter of Earl and Rose Bickel Surface. She married Rev. Dean Krieg on September 4, 1953 in Warren, Indiana. Her greatest role besides wife and mother, was serving the Lord alongside her husband in pastoral ministry until his death on April 14, 1978.

Norma is survived by her children, Judith (Richard) Schilg of Westerville, Ohio, Pamela (T.J.) Green of Galesburg and Michael Krieg of Rushville, Illinois; four grandchildren, Kylie (fiancé David Spencer) Markin of Tacoma, Washington, Rick (Taran) Schilg of Johnstown, Ohio, Katie (Robert) Withrow of Island Lake, Illinois and Matthew Green of North Liberty, Iowa; six great grandchildren, J.R., Liam, Xander and Xavier Schilg and Avery and Lily Withrow and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings, Markwood Surface, George Surface, Rebecca Sousley, Elynor Steele, Donald Surface and Shirley Smith.

Norma worked as the education department secretary for Marion College for 2 years. She also was the computer entry manager for the World Missions of the Wesleyan Church for 15 years. She was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Galesburg in 2000. She graduated from Warren High School, Warren, Indiana in 1951 and attended Marion College for a year.

Norma was a member of Hope Wesleyan Church, Galesburg. She was very active in church ministry all her life and had held numerous offices in the Wesleyan Women Groups in Indiana. Norma’s true passion was teaching young children the importance of Missionary work and serving the Lord. She enjoyed participating with the New Horizons and was the site council chairperson.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Keith Peachey for his exceptional support and care for Norma over the years; the staff of Rosewood Care Center for brightening her days and the wonderful nurses in the ICU at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for their tender and sincere care of her in her last few days here on earth.

A Celebration of Norma’s life is scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 am Thursday at the chapel. Rev. Stephen Descalzo will officiate.

Another Celebration of Norma’s life is scheduled for 11:30 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Home, Storey Chapel, 400 East Main Street, Gas City, Indiana, 46933. Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 am Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in Fairmount Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Global Partners, PO Box 50434, Indianapolis, Indiana 45260. Online condolences may be made at

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