Norma Maliha, 93, of Leigh, died Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Stanton Health Center in Stanton.
Funeral Service Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 10:30 A.M.
Zion Lutheran Church, Leigh, Nebraska Rev. Raymond Doubrava, Officiating
Visitation Monday 5-7 P.M. Kracl-Leigh Memorial Chapel
Visitation Tuesday 9:30 -10:30 A.M. at the church
Committal in the Zion Cemetery
Lunch following in the school basement
Memorials in care of the family for future designation
Norma was born August 19, 1928, near Leigh, to Carl and Florence (Asche) Mullenhoff. She attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated from Leigh High School in 1946. On December 2, 1947, Norma married Laurence Maliha at Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh. She worked at Farmers Union Coop and the local grocery store in Leigh. She also had worked as a bookkeeper for Maliha Construction for many years. She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was involved with various church groups and was a member of the Leigh American Legion Auxiliary. Norma enjoyed playing cards with friends, doing word finds and mending clothes for the family. They will always remember the delicious meals she cooked and the time she spent with them at the cabin in Yankton. Norma also loved to listen to polka music.
Norma is survived by son Don (Sheri) Maliha of Yankton, daughter Nancy (Roger) Schaad of Leigh, grand and great grandchildren; Angie Maliha, Luther, Hunter and Chase, all of Howells, Brian Maliha of Leigh, Aaron (Kelsey) Schaad of Lincoln, Leslie (Joel) Baker, Jase and Liza of Norfolk. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Carolee Mullenhoff of Leigh. She was preceded in death by her , husband,parents, grandson Scott Schaad, brother Charles Mullenhoff, sister Gladys and brother-in-law Dwain Freiberg, brother-in-law Joseph and Amy Maliha, nieces Pat (Freiberg) Cool and a nephew, Greg Freiberg.