OBITUARY

Jennifer Fata Norman

January 11, 1972March 30, 2021
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Jennifer Fata Norman, age 49, passed away on March 30, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Jenny was born to, and survived by, her loving parents Lawrence and Barbara (Francis) Fata on January 11th, 1972 in Lansing Michigan. She graduated from Lansing Catholic High School (90’) and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She greatly enjoyed being part of a large extended family and was loved dearly by the many friends she developed throughout her too-short life.

Jenny is survived by her husband, Scott Albert Norman, and her three children, Jack Adam Norman, Elizabeth Francis Norman and Natalie Grace Norman. Jenny cherished the life she built with Scott and she loved her children unconditionally and their happiness was the single most import thing. Her devotion to helping Natalie navigate the challenges of Kleefstra Syndrome is a big part of her legacy.

Jenny is also survived by her siblings, Chris (Susan) Fata; Sheri (Chris) Kuhbander; and Mark Fata. Jenny loved her times with her siblings and their children at the cottage in Northern Michigan.

Jenny was close with, and is survived by, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Norman and Lynne Norman as well as her brother-in-law, Adam (Jen) Norman and their children.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 7th at St. Thomas church in East Lansing with visitation at 10:00am.

To accommodate those who may be traveling for spring break, a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 12th at the Hope Sports Complex in Lansing, MI from 1-4pm with a short tribute to Jenny at 2pm.

The family wishes that charitable contributions to support research into BRCA be considered in lieu of flowers. https://www.v.org/research/specialfunds/brca/

Memories and online condolences can be shared at www.greastlansing.com.

Recorded video of service: www.facebook.com/1021995301663767/

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, April 12, 2021

Memories

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Susan Henry-Couturier

April 8, 2021

Scott and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jenny at RIA back in Dexter. She was a great person to work with.
You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Peace

Michelle Cleveland Gonzalez

April 7, 2021

Scott and family,
I am so heartbroken over the loss of Jenny. She was a warm and welcoming person, and I so enjoyed spending time with her when I was visiting my brother, Chris. Jorge and I send our deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family.

Stacie Hillier

April 6, 2021

Scott and family,
I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Jenny, but feel blessed to have known her through you and the memories shared by those on this page and others.
In my mind I picture her as a gentle warrior who rallied in grace through the challenges of this past year. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers and thoughts.
Stacie Hillier

Latoya Thomas

April 6, 2021

Scott, I am so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Mindy McIntosh

April 5, 2021

So sorry for your loss Scott she sounds amazing - our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your kids during this time of sorrow and loss - remember all the great memories and fun times together - with great love comes great loss

Deb and Dan Altstadt

April 4, 2021

None of us can fathom what this loss means to your family. We can only gain more perspective as we figure out how to live rightly - to take a breath and pause the next time we want to use a harsh word instead of a peaceful one. When we choose people over technology. Moments when we choose love - even fleeting - will be a legacy to Jenny and those that have left us. Thinking of you all.

Paty Jaimes

April 3, 2021

My heart goes out to the Norman family during this challenging and difficult time.

I may not have known Jenny for as long as other folks, but in the short time I knew her I knew she was a wonderful, kind, loving and unique individual. Our daughters - Natalie & J - are friends and I enjoyed getting together with Jenny and having play dates/outings/birthday & Halloween celebrations together with our kids. She was always so welcoming and inclusive. I truly appreciated her friendship.

Although this pandemic didn’t let our families or kids see each other this past year, I’m grateful that I got a chance to meet her and have her be a part of my life. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you Jenny for being a wonderful mother and human being. You will be missed.... <3

Char Knowlton

April 3, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I love you Scott. I love your kids Jack, Lizzie and Natalie. Your favorite Auntie Char!❤️

Sean O'Connor

April 3, 2021

I remember Jen from way back in the 90s TC social scene. Just a sweet girl with the most beautiful smile ever. Chris, Scott, Susan and all the family, I am very sorry for your loss.

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Kim Liddy

April 2, 2021

I have so many happy memories of Jenny! Growing up, spending time at the cottage with her, sidewalk sales , and Kilwins! Jenny was always easy going, quick witted, sure to laugh and flash that beautiful smile that put everyone at ease. She was truly beautiful, inside and out! My heart breaks for all of you. Offering prayers for strength and comfort through this terrible time of sadness.
💕 Kim

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Biography

Jennifer Fata Norman, age 49, passed away on March 30, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Jenny was born to, and survived by, her loving parents Lawrence and Barbara (Francis) Fata on January 11th, 1972 in Lansing Michigan. She graduated from Lansing Catholic High School (90’) and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She greatly enjoyed being part of a large extended family and was loved dearly by the many friends she developed throughout her too-short life.

Jenny is survived by her husband, Scott Albert Norman, and her three children, Jack Adam Norman, Elizabeth Francis Norman and Natalie Grace Norman. Jenny cherished the life she built with Scott and she loved her children unconditionally and their happiness was the single most import thing. Her devotion to helping Natalie navigate the challenges of Kleefstra Syndrome is a big part of her legacy.

Jenny is also survived by her siblings, Chris (Susan) Fata; Sheri (Chris) Kuhbander; and Mark Fata. Jenny loved her times with her siblings and their children at the cottage in Northern Michigan.

Jenny was close with, and is survived by, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Norman and Lynne Norman as well as her brother-in-law, Adam (Jen) Norman and their children.