Norman was born on April 5, 1941 in Wilson, WY and was raised in Gillette. He passed away November 1, 2018 at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, and brother Chuck, Charles Carlson Christianson. He is survived by his son Rick, Rick’s wife, Amanda and their joint three daughters Sydney, Zoie and Alyssa that Norman adored.

Norman served in the Army in the Korean war and received an honorable discharge.

Norman worked over most of the state of Wyoming, including Evanston and Wheatland with various construction companies and as a carpenter. He had an ability to quietly figure things out and apply them in a practical way. Some of his notable jobs were designing and building the concrete steps at the WYO Theater. He also remodeled the house and building at the Horseshoe Golf Course when he wasn’t working on the course itself.

Norman’s passions were fishing and golf. His game slowly improved during discussions of the day’s play at the Crazy Woman Bar in Dayton.

In September of this year, he was in fine spirits enjoying the wedding of Rick and Amanda, the guests and the children at the wedding. This was the last major family event before he passed.

Norman died of leukemia and is no longer in pain. It is now time to say goodbye. The sadness is tempered by reflection on what he was: a thinker, a joker and a loving Grandfather.

A Celebration of Life will be at 4 PM, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Crazy Woman Saloon in Dayton, WY.


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Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.


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