Norman Dean Narum
Norman Dean Narum
  • November 19, 1933 - December 3, 2017
  • The Villages, Florida

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Norman “Dean” Narum, 84, entered into eternal peace on Sunday , 12/3/17. He was born in Preston, MN on 11/19/33 to the late Sever and Emma Narum. He was the youngest of 7 children; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. He grew up in a small farm town called Mabel, MN, of which he absolutely adored and was so very proud of. He was a graduate of Mabel High School. He promptly enlisted in the United States Air Force. While stationed in Lakeland, GA, it was there he met his wife of 62 years, Elese. Their first date was to see Gone with the Wind. However, due to Elese’s curfew and Dean’s never ever breaking a rule, got her home timely and they missed most of the movie. Many years later, they saw the rest of the movie. While in the USAF, he was a Jet Mechanic and served during the Korean, Vietnam wars and retired as Master Sergeant after 22 years of honorable service. After the military, he was employed by the US Post Office for 21 years. While in the military, he managed to get his Associates Degree at the University of MN,obtained his Real Estate License and had 3 kids. With kids, Military orders included residing in MN,GA, TX, Japan,IL and lastly MS. Throughout the years, he loved the horse races, golfing and fishing. Most importantly was his love of having family vacations. Family was his top priority. In a nut shell, Dean loved to have a good time, family time. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elese Narum , of The Villages, FL; son Richard Dean Narum (Maggie Narum);daughter Tammy Hedges; son Kenneth Narum (Brooke Narum); 2 sisters, Irma Johnson and Evelyn Johnson (Odell Johnson); predeceased by sisters, Gladys, Vernis; brothers Hyrum, Mervin; grandchildren, Heath Owen Narum, Kendall Lee Narum, Austin Keith Hedges and Riley Brooke Narum; Great-grandchild, Raelynn Grace Hedges. A service to celebrate Dean’s life will be held on Friday December 8th. Viewing/visitation 9-11am, service at 11am. Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater FL. Followed by a Celebration of Life at Countryside Country Club, 4pm, same day. Final resting, Military burial at Bushnell National Cemetery at 1pm, Monday December 11th.