Norma K. Wieman, 85, died at her residence surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 16, 2011. She was born in Manila, Philippines on April 1, 1926, the daughter of Albert and Ascension Kessel.

She was a devoted wife and mother who loved raising her family. Norma was a great cook and enjoyed preparing authentic Filipino cuisine for her children. Norma passed these recipes on to her children, who all inherited her love of cooking. She also enjoyed dining out, wanting to experience different culture foods or just down-home mom and pop restaurants. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, William, in 1989.

Survivors include her children, Mary Ann Wieman Bryant of Belfast, Norma Leigh Wieman of Northport, William R. Wieman of New York, Sandra Lynn Wieman-Michelitch of New York, Tony Wieman and Susan Cay Wieman both of Northport, Patricia Lorraine Wieman of Massachusetts, and Laura Anne Wieman-Daniel of Virginia; several brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convienence of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be placed at