Norman E. Ford, 77, of Chippewa Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Norm was born August 20, 1943 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Clyde and Irma (Melville) Ford.
On November 15, 1969, Norman married Yvonne Bowe at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden.
Norm served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years on the U.S.S. Lucid. He also worked for the Chippewa Falls Water Dept. and owned and operated Norm’s Starter and Alternator Svc.
Norm was a member of the American Legion and Forest History.
Norm is survived by his wife, Yvonne of 51 years; his daughters, Kimberly, and Rebecca Ford both of Chippewa Falls; granddaughter, Sierra Murphy; and great grandson, Hudson Kiutukcief; he is also survived by his brother, George (Carol) Ford of St. Paul, MN; sister, Nancy LaVelle of Chippewa Falls; sisters-in-law, Esther Ford of St. Paul, MN, and Elaine Ford of Chippewa Falls; mother-in-law, Mary H. Bowe of Chippewa Falls; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ronald, Dayton, Arthur, and Arnold; three sisters, Betty Martell, Marianne Ericksen, and Jean Kirchoff; and his father-in-law, Paul P. Bowe.
Norm’s full and true love was his great grandson, Hudson, giving him gator rides and tractor rides.
He had a passion for camping and fishing. He was the beloved maintenance man at the family campground. He loved to tinker with his Hit and Miss engines and displaying them at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair.
Norm is going to be sadly missed by everyone. His famous words were “Don’t worry about Ole Normy, Normy can take care of Normy”.
Due to Covid-19, a private memorial service will be held for the immediate family. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
Private funeral services for Norman E. Ford were held.
Dean Bowe officiated at the service. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council with Taps played by Leo Schulte.
Casket bearers were Curt, Dean and Jared Bowe, Kyril Kiutukcief, Dave Martell and Mike Nowak.
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