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Norman Larsen, age 76, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020.


He was born on March 14, 1944.


Norman was an elementary teacher for 25 years.  He was a spectacular organist, and this was his hobby and passion for over 50 years.  During these many decades, he was music director for many churches.  Norman’s last position was at All Saints Episcopal in Saugatuck for 24 years, retiring in 2014.


He very much enjoyed traveling anywhere in the United States and abroad.  His favorite destinations were San Francisco, Petoskey, Chicago, England and Lubec, Maine.


He will always be remembered, missed and loved by his husband, Vince; their kitties, Lucy, Pumpkin, Baby Grey; his sister, Phyllis (Jim) Miller; along with many dear friends.


He is preceded in death by his beloved cats, Dorian, Ollie, Betty, Henry, Leo and Jett; also, his twin sister, Norma Visser.


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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Peter Kurdziel on December 9, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about Norm’s passing. I will miss him and his enthusiastic support of the music at the basilica.

  2. Laura Brant on December 14, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I taught beside Norm at Sherwood Park for years. I have many wonderful memories of our time teaching and singing together. Vince, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Judy Freeman on December 15, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I also worked with Norm at Sherwood Park as the principal. Norm was a skilled instructor who made learning fun for his students and those who worked with him. For awhile we had 2 guys called Norm on the staff and he told us to call him Norm L. We had a lot of fun with that as he became: “Normal” Norm Larsen was a blessing to the children and families he served.

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