So very sorry to just hear of Norm's passing. What a great guy. Had many great years working for him. Much respect for that man. Just read about Eric, way too young. Loved them both!! So sad.
Sorry to learn of of the loss of your father. A tough year for you in losing your brother Eric as well. My sympathies. I remember When you had a birthday party where a number of us rambunctious boys from Beaumont were carted from putt-putt golf and swimming and ultimately to your basement for cake and ice cream by your Dad. I also recall his fondness for watching ABA basketball games on the tube...talk about old school! Once again, my condolences.
Uncle Norman, may you rest in peace. Jon, our hearts go out to you and other loved ones. I remember how Uncle Norman came out to Virginia when my father Omer passed and shared stories of the times they spent growing up together in Portland. Uncle Norman will be missed, as he touched all of our lives with his warm smile and big laugh. Gone, but not forgotten...
I knew him from our Yoga class together at Charbonneau, and only as NORM. I was just getting to know Norm better as we recently shared "war stories" over coffee where he revealed some of his Korean war exploits. What a great guy; friendly, outgoing & enjoyable to be around. I was looking forward to more one-on-one with Norm, but heard through the class that he had passed away. Only through reading the Oregonian did I realize that this man was Norm Dversdal, the father of Jon whom I have known for several years.
My love to the family,
Norm was such a dear friend to our entire family, we loved him. He developed a huge community in the garment industry with great success. He will be missed by everyone.
Good Morning Jon. Transue Family thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael, Lila, Katie and Caroline Transue
Dear Jon, we are very sorry for your loss.
What a great guy. I also admit my admiration and respect for his ability to get himself into tight spots and then extract himself with great skill. I stand in awe! I will really miss him. The last forty years around Norm were always interesting. Thank you Norm. Dennis & Pat Digman
Norm was a wonderful man, a great friend and a admirable mentor to me. I'll remember the good times often.
Jon, Chris, Andrew, Jackie, Elwin, Our condolances for the loss of your brother, father and grandfather. He was one of our closest friends having known him for more than 40 years. We all are left with great memories but our grief will be hard to get over. He will be missed by many many friends as well. We have talked to many people this past week who knew him and to a person they all have said "there never was a more generous man" or "he was one of the nicest human beings we have known". Of course we agreed, we were fortunate to have known him and will never forget him.
Norm was a mentor, friend and client. Always positive, he made creative and brilliant business decisions. When things turned against him he figured a way out, due in some part because people trusted and liked him. I think with amusement, admiration and sometimes disbelief at how talented he was in getting himself out of seemingly impossible situations. Maybe this cam from being a leader in combat in the Korean War.
Best to you Jon. You lost a wonderful father.
With admiration and respect,
Dear Jon and family,
I was greatly saddened to see your father's photo in the Oregonian today.
He was a wonderful man and a generous supporter of Friends of Timberline and the work we do at Timberline Lodge. He was also a good friend to our board member Claris Poppert.
We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you are flooded with wonderful memories of his long life.
Most sincere sympathy for your loss. Norm was an old friend from the garment industry days.
Norm was always such a friendly person always with a big smile and friendly Hello! May God bless Norm and the Dversdal Family.
Leslie & Clint Uselman Family