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H. Norman Nafstad
1927 – 2015
Norm Nafstad (Normie), 88, passed away on November 10, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, California.
Norm, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, attended Edison High School and was an All-State athlete in Track and Field.
He enlisted in the Navy at seventeen, with eleven months of service, received four advancements in rank.
Norm was an entrepreneur, founding eleven businesses and corporations while married to Marlais Nafstad and raising seven children. He was an exceptional golfer achieving many tournament victories, thirteen hole-in-ones and two double eagle deuces in competition rounds. Norm was a licensed pilot and was well liked by many across the country.
Norm is survived by present wife, Joyce, of 30 years; his seven children: Patricia Mattson, spouse Lynton; Gary Nafstad, spouse Kathleen; Richard Nafstad, spouse Rhonda; Linda Prinsen, spouse David; Debra Pearson, Ronald Nafstad, spouse Barbara and Gregg Nafstad, spouse Jill; two stepsons: Bruce and Reid Murdock; nineteen grandchildren, one step-grandchild; seventeen great-grandchildren; and cat, Dusty.
Norm is preceded in death by wife Marlais of 34 years and brother Roger Nafstad.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 11 am, at St. Louis Church in Cathedral City. Services and burial will be held in Minnesota at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made in Norm's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert has been entrusted with arrangements.

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