Iowa Falls High School

Class of 1969

Norma Brauer

Norma Brauer

We knew her as Mrs. Norma Brauer.  She was our 5th grade teacher at West Elementary.


Norma Nehring, age 88, of Iowa Falls, died on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at the Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Keystone Cemetery in Keystone.
Norma Amanda Brauer Nehring was born January 22, 1918 in Guttenburg, Iowa, the daughter of Albert H. and Anna (Ortman) Werner. Norma grew up in Allison and received her early education there graduating from Allison High School in 1935. Following her graduation she attended Iowa Normal School in Cedar Falls to receive her teaching certificate. Norma taught country school until her marriage to Albert H. Brauer on June 2, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone, Iowa by Rev. Albert W. Brauer.

Residing in various communities, Norma and Al raised three children while he pursued his career in school administration. In 1954, while in Hubbard, her husband, Supt. A.H. Brauer passed away. Norma returned to teaching, and at the same time attended summer school and evening classes at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, to complete a B.A. degree in education. Norma and her children moved to Iowa Falls in 1958 where she taught 5th grade and remedial reading until her retirement in 1983.

On July 13, 1968, Norma was married to Arthur C. Nehring at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls and lived in Iowa Falls until Arthur's death August 5, 1995. Norma remained involved with church, community and professional activities until health issues required her to move to Scenic Manor in 2000.

Norma was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she served on several committees, Delta Kappa

 Dennis L. Brauer and his wife Martha of Hayward, WI. ; a daughter, Carol J. Deal of Batavia, IL.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, both spouses and three brothers.