Bobette ‘Bobbi’ Norton Stienike was born in Lexington, NE to Marvin ‘Bob’ Norton and Sharon ( (Johnson) Norton on Feb 18th, 1949. She passed away on August 23rd, 2019 in Aurora, CO.
Bobbi graduated from Lexington High School in 1967 and went on to graduate from St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island, NE, in 1970. After graduation, she worked as a surgical nurse at St. Francis Hospital. On Jan 16th, 1971, Bobbi married Gary L. Stienike of Dannebrog, NE. They resided in Grand Island, NE until 1972, when they purchased Gary’s family dairy farm in Dannebrog, NE. Bobbi worked part-time at the Howard County Hospital while raising their three children. In 1982, the family moved to Loveland, CO. Bobbi worked in customer service at Hach Company for 17 years and then moved on to Waterpik, Inc. for 11 years in Fort Collins, CO. She retired in 2011 and enjoyed making crafts for her family and friends.
As a young lady, Bobbi was active in Girl Scouts, 4-H, Job’s Daughters, Jr. Legion. She also taught tap dancing, enjoyed singing, and was involved in many musicals. Bobbi was voted most talented in high school. She enjoyed playing video games, doing puzzles, playing and listening to music, studying genealogy, and oil painting. She was known for her excellent cooking by her family and friends and her ability to turn leftovers into a great meal. Bobbi loved her family and cherished spending time with her 6 grandchildren. She enjoyed hosting family holiday celebrations and watching Nebraska Football. Bobbi loved her dogs, Freeway and Hope, who were like children to her. Bobbi enjoyed traveling with her friends and felt very blessed by the friendships she had throughout her life that were more like an extended family to her.
Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin (Bob) and Sharon Norton and her mother/father-in-laws, Alex and Irene Stienike. She is survived by her husband, Gary Stienike of Loveland, CO; sons: Tim Stienike (Stacey) of Johnstown, CO and Tyler Stienike ( Jenni) of Mead, CO; daughter, Trista L Rice of Loveland, CO; brothers: Kyle Norton (Edie) of Vidala, GA, Ryne Norton (Denise) of York, NE, Milan Norton ( Michelle) of Hastings, NE; brother-in-law: Don Stienike (Pat) of Fremont, NE; Sister-in-Law: Betty Faux of Lincoln, NE and Emily Eutsler ( Steve) of Kearney, NE; grandchildren: Garett, Emma, Ella, Evan, Hayden, & Hayley; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A service to remember and celebrate Bobbi’s life will be held on September 14th , 2019 at 10:30 am at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland. Lunch will be served following the service.