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VerVelde, Norman

Norman Richard VerVelde, 81, died Tuesday morning at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice after a five-month fight against esophageal cancer. God had given him a peaceful, pain free death. His faith and confidence in God's promise gave himself and all of us great strength. His farewell was "I will see you on the other side". His sense of humor and his kindness to all is his legacy.

Norm was born February 18, 1931 in Sheboygan, to Lewis and Edna (Van Stelle) VerVelde. On July 25, 1953, Norm was united in marriage to Carol Mae Den Boer. Norm was employed at the Polar Ware Company in Sheboygan for forty years until he retired in 1996. He enjoyed his retirement and said he had a good life. He loved his trips to Hayward, WI, breakfast at McDonalds, and his afternoon "workouts" at the Sports Core. He was a member of Zion Covenant Church. His Sunday worships were his last outings.

In addition to his parents, Norm was preceded in death by his wife, Carol and granddaughter, Kelly Jo VerVelde. Survivors include two children, David Lee (Denise) VerVelde of Omaha, Nebraska and Mary Jo (Walter) Vollrath of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Jessie, Molly, and Kody VerVelde, Kate and Anna Vollrath, Tom (Kim) Gottsacker, Steven (Michelle) Gottsacker, Heidi Winkel; three great-grandchildren, Jada, Mica and Nadia; a brother, Roger (Sandra) VerVelde of Tennessee; brother-in-law Robert (Carol) Den Boer; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 12, 2012 at Zion Covenant Church, 6th St. and St. Clair Ave., Sheboygan, WI at 11:30 am. A time of visitation and support will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service. Rev. Dr. Steven J. Pedersen, Senior Pastor, and Pastor Andrew Hopp will officiate. Private burial will take place. Norm will be next to his soul mate Carol in the Hartman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Zion Covenant Church or the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on Oct. 10, 2012
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