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Dr. Norman W. Rieck

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Dr. Norman W. Rieck Obituary
Dr. Norman W. Rieck, age 91, of Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Hospice House of Holland.

Norm was born and educated in Union City, NJ.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was an air traffic controller in India and China.

After graduating from Hope College in 1953, with a degree in biology, he earned his graduate degrees in anatomy from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Before returning to Hope College, he taught anatomy at both Temple University and the University of Michigan Medical Schools.

At Hope College, Norm taught a variety of courses in the biology department and was the advisor for students going into the Health Professions.

Norm is survived by his wife, Ellen, of 60 years; son, Dr. Richard and Dr. Susan Rieck; and three grandchildren, Richard, Elizabeth and William.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Third Reformed Church, 111 West 13th Street, with the Revs. Kent Fry and Kama Jongerius officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions to the Norman and Ellen Lidston-Rieck Scholarship Fund at Hope College or the Third Reformed Church Memorial Fund.

Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel. For an online registry, visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on May 1, 2014
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