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Charles E. Norgard

February 10, 2013

Charles E. Norgard 92, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 A former resident of Farmington Hills, MI and San Diego, CA he had been a resident of Ft. Myers for the past 18 years. He was born November 28, 1920 in Dollar Bay, MI a son of the late Emil and Anna (Backman) Norgard.

After High school graduation he worked for the Chrysler Corp. as an apprentice tool maker in Detroit Michigan. In 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a bombardier during the war. He rejoined Chrysler after the war and in 1947 went to work for the Burroughs Corp (now Unisys) and retired in 1984 after 37 years.

He completed his college degree at the age of 53 attending Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Beatrice L. Norgard; daughter, Gail N. Tudor and her husband, John of Middleton, MA; son, Lindsay A. Norgard of Ft. Myers, FL; brother, Willis (Carolyn) Norgard of Ogden, UT; sister, Gladys McCormack of Houghton, MI and three grandchildren, Allison, Corey and Casey Tudor all of Middleton, MA.

He was preceded in death by his Step Daughter, Diane Shafer in 2011 and four brothers, James, Robert, Norman and Allen Norgard.

He was an avid golfer, a wonderful storyteller and devoted family man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 28300 Tamiami Tr. So. with Pastor Tim Deacon, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until service time.

Additional services with Military Honors will be held Monday at 11:00 AM at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia, MI. Arrangements are being handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.


Published in The News-Press on Feb. 13, 2013
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