Michael J. Norman

Michael James Norman was born June 1, 1970, in Mason City, Iowa. He passed away on February 5, 2024, at the Comfort House in Pella.

Mike attended elementary school in Iowa City, and Ackley-Geneva and was a 1988 graduate of Hampton High School, where he met Sheila Maise. They were married on April 5, 1991, and had two children together: Brandon and Haley. They divorced in 2021. Then Mike met Alethea Wiedenhoff. 

Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 5, 1988, in Orlando, Florida, earned the rank of E5 – Petty Officer Second Class, and was honorably discharged in May 1994, in Bremerton, Washington.

Mike worked for the City of Pella for nearly 30 years as the Operations Superintendent.

Mike is survived by:

Partner: Alethea Wiedenhoff

Mother: Sheena Smith-English

Children & Grandchildren: Brandon (Jessie) Norman of Shelton, Washington. Freya Lynn, Guinevere Grace.

Haley (Patrick) Schrader

Taylin Jo, Ava Jo, Kinzerlee Jo, Peyton Michael James

Bonus children: Nick and Alli Wiedenhoff

Sisters: Kara (Colt) Powers of Hampton, Iowa

Lindsay (OP) Hansen of Sheffield, Iowa

Bowling Sons: Tyler VerMeer, Chris Gragg and Jacob Rogers

Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents: Marvin and R. Jean Smith, and Delbert and Bonnie Norman. 


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