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Norman Ekedal, 92

Norman Ekedal, 92, passed away on October 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 71 years and children, Larry Ekedal and wife, Diane of Collierville, Tennessee, Sue Schurmann and husband David of Barrington, Illinois, Kathy Peterson and husband, David of Burnsville, Minnesota. Norman is also survived by eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Norman graduated from Lanesboro High School, Minnesota in 1943 before entering the Navy. He was a veteran of World War II. After the Navy, he worked for 40 years at Hormel.

Norman was a passionate follower of Jesus Christ as seen in his participation in many different ministries. He taught Sunday school, was the church financial secretary, and a radio broadcaster for the church. Incredibly, at sixty years of age, Norman learned Spanish, in order to minister in a Spanish ministry near Brownsville, Texas. He was also actively involved in the prison/jail and Gideon ministries. He will be missed at the Eastside Baptist Church, where he was member and has served as a deacon.

Funeral Services for Norman will be held Saturday, November 1, at 1:00 PM at Eastside Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Butler, Pastor Richard Crawford and Pastor Darrell De Board officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until service time at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastside Baptist Church Missions Fund.

Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Visit the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.



Published in Baxter Bulletin on Oct. 31, 2014
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