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Norm was a graduate of Pella Community High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951, and was honorably discharged in 1955. Norm retired from the Pella Post Office in 1996 after 35 years of employment.
On December 28, 1953, Norm was united in marriage with Mae Goemaat in Pella, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Les and Marla.
Norm and Mae were members of the Second Christian Reformed Church.
Norm is survived by his son and his wife Les and Carla (De Nooy) Nieuwsma of Pella, his daughter and her husband Marla and Clint Vos of Sully, seven grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law: Lillian (Ralph) Van Roekel, Luella Nieuwsma, and Thressa Nieuwsma and his brothers-in-law: John Van Wyk and Joh Van Den Berg.
Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, his parents-in-law Bastian and Henrietta Goemaat, three brothers: Harold Nieuwsma, Gelmer Nieuwsma, and Arvin Nieuwsma, two sisters: Ruth Van Wyk and Lois Vos, sisters-in-law: Bonnie Miller, Rose Van Den Berg, and Martha Nieuwsma, and brother-in-law Ray Vos.
Funeral services were held on February 6, at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. Memorial donations may be given to Mobility Worldwide IA-Leighton. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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