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Ivan L. Norris

March 19, 1926 ~ July 18, 2021 (age 95)


Mr. Ivan L. Norris, age 95 of Hesperia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, July 18, 2021.  He was born on March 19, 1926 in Denver Township, Michigan to Russell B. & Alta V. (Richardson) Norris.  Ivan attended Daly School, and later graduated from Hesperia High School in 1943.  He went to the Daly Sunday School Ministry, he had been a member of Hesperia Baptist Church, and he had attended Aetna Calvary Church.  Ivan was a lifelong dairy farmer, he was a member of Farm Bureau, and the N&O Friendship Farm Bureau Group.  Ivan had also been a member of the Hesperia Fire Board Authority, and he had served on the Hesperia Community Schools Board where he had also been the President.  Ivan loved the Lord, his faith never waivered, and he always depended on the Lord.  On June 7, 1947 he married Mary Ellen Near, and she preceded him in death on November 24, 2014.  He was also preceded in death by 2 daughters-in-law, Sharon & Connie Norris; by his brother & his wife , Duane “Red” & Phyllis Norris; and by his sister & her husband, Barbara & Arthur Elmquest.  Ivan is survived by 4 children:  Carol (Bob) Brinks of Greenville, MI., Gary (Laurie) Norris of Hesperia, Karl Norris of Fremont, Larry (Linda) Norris of Columbus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren & 29 great grandchildren.  The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Aetna Calvary Church with Pastor Ron Workman officiating.  Interment will be in East Hesperia Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home from 5-8 PM on Thursday.  Suggested Memorial:  Fountain View Retirement Village of Fremont.  You can sign the online guest book at  Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont. 

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July 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc.
637 E. Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412

Funeral Service
July 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Aetna Calvary Church
3944 W. One Mile Road
White Cloud, MI 49349


Fountain View Retirement Village of Fremont
102 Hillcrest Drive, Fremont MI 49412

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