Bernard Wayne "Bun" Norquist

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Bernard "Bun" Wayne Norquist, of Custer was born in White, South Dakota to Alvin and Ruth Norquist on May 31, 1923. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather went to meet his Heavenly father on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. One brother, Bob predeceased Bun in 2006. After his childhood in South Dakota, he moved to Seattle, where he started electrical training. Bun enlisted in the Army in 1943 serving on Guadalcanal for two years When returning to the States, he came back to Seattle. Bun is survived by his wife of 44 years, Trudi, son, Terry of Auburn Wa, daughter Amy (Roger) Hunter of Scottsdale Arizona and step-daughter, Robin (Bob) Staggs of Custer, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Bun was a lifetime member of the Shoreline Elks #1800 Seattle, VFW Post 9474 Custer and American Legion Peace Arch Post 86. He was also a member of the Blaine Senior Center and attended Cornwall Church. Bun was an electrician by trade, however spent his 40 year career as manager of electric motor shops for several Seattle waterfront companies. He was a member of the Society of Port Engineers, IBEW, NEBF and other affiliations related to business. After retirement, Bun and Trudi spent 12 wonderful, fun, mostly healthy years full time motorhoming in the US and Mexico with friends. Working spring training at the Mariners and doing swap meets were some new experiences during retirement. One of his main hobbies after retirement was making DVD's of special occasions in people's lives. Since 2003, Custer has been our home where Bun made many friends, even though, in his words, he never wanted to live on "the farm". A celebration of Life will be held at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G Street, Blaine, Wa, Saturday March 12th at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Whatcom Hospice House or the Blaine Senior Center. Arrangements by Moles Farewell Tributes, Ferndale.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Mar. 4, 2016
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