To Bea and Tom Smith, Don't know if you will remember me but I was on the SWIM team in 1966 at the South Bend Church. When I saw your name in this obituary I wanted to try to make contact with you. My sympathy to you and the whole family in the loss of your brother.
We were so sorry to hear of Norm's passing. From what I hear, he was active in the Lord's work right up to the end. It has been a real pleasure to know him and your whole family. What a blessing to have such a close family at a time like this.
Our prayers are with you all...
Too Mrs. Unema, Rod, Barry & Shelley and family, what a sudden shock, got a call from my mother, I feel for your loss.
You go back to memories..what I remember as a kid is his pancakes while camping.
Crystal - While on vacation in Montana - I received a call from Ray S from Friends of Ottawa County Parks - letting me know about Norm's sudden passing away. I was surprised and shocked as I had just talked to him about 2 weeks ago in the City Hall parking lot - he seemed very upbeat and seemed to be doing well. We talked about City business as we often would. He was interested in what was happening in the Department of Public Works. Norm was a great supporter of us here at DPW. The City of Hudsonville has been blessed by you and Norm's dedication to community and Ottawa County. He will be greatly missed! You have our sincere sympathies!
Dutch Besteman & DPW Staff
Crystal, I'm shocked and saddened by this news.,I missed seeing you when I was there in June...and now I'm doubly ad about that! May god give younall you need to walk through these sad days. Praying for you!
Oh Crystal, Bob and I are so saddened at your loss of Norm. We know how great your marriage was. He was a wonderful man. We will miss him too.
Praying for the comfort that only our Lord can give to you and your family.
I was sad to see the notice of Norm's passing. I have very pleasant memories of working with Norm at LSI many years ago. He was one of those guys you instantly respect and whose technical advice you knew was correct. I was in marketing and learned quite a bit from Norm through the years. My wife died a year ago, so I know this is a tough time for the family, but hopefully the comments you will receive from the numerous people (like me) who have very fond memories of Norm will ease the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
CRYSTAL Sorry to read that Norm passed away. My thoughts and prayers sre with you. Sincerely Betty Wissink
Was sad to hear of Norm's passing. Phil and my prayers go out to the family.
Sheli, my deepest sympathies on the sudden loss of your father. Hoping the memories you have of him can carry you through this difficult time.
God bless and comfort you in your loss, Crystal and family. It was grace that led Norm in his life and it is grace that led him "home." May that grace be yours in abundant measure in this time of loss and grief. We have a hope that does not disappoint! Harvey
My deepest sympathy to the Unema and extended families.