Norman Joseph ?Norm? Weber, 62 of Fargo, died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
Norm was born on May 28, 1946 to the late Raymond Louis and Rita (Hoffart) Weber. He was born in Valley City, ND and raised on the family farm in Eckelson, ND. Norm attended Brimer and Eckelson School, graduating in 1965. Norm joined the Air Force and later the ND Air National Guard, where he retired after 35 years and 11 months of duty to his state and country. Norm?s love of his country was very evident in the countless hours and meticulous records he kept for his job.
Norm married Patricia ?Pat? Yvonne Klein on August 30, 1975 and consecrated their marriage to Jesus through Mary by reciting their vows and signing their marriage certificate on the altar at St. Mary?s Catholic Church in Lemmon, SD.
Norm?s love of the outdoors was evident in the enjoyment he received while hunting, fishing, gardening and competitive shooting of which he earned the 190th Distinguished Rifleman Badge in 1984 from the Department of the Air Force.
Norm?s love and appreciation of friends was extremely important to him and was evident in the assistance that he gave anyone who needed or asked for it. Norm?s ingenuity granted to him by God, in his ability to fix anything that was broken or needed to be upgraded, was truly appreciated by everyone around him. Norm?s faith in God was renewed in December 2005 when he reconciled with his savior with the assistance of his little sister, Sr. Elizabeth, and the prayers of his wife were answered. Norm?s faith may have been silent to our ears but ran very deep and was heard loudly by God as evident in his praying the rosary daily, with attendance and participation in the sacraments and weekly mass; his care and devotion to family as evident by the knowledge he shared with them, the example he set forth for them, and the outstretched arms he had in the care giving he provided to his wife, mother-in-law, and most recently his father-in-law.
On March 20, 2009, Norm was diagnosed with amyloidosis (a rare blood disorder) and was encouraged by the news he received at the Mayo Clinic on the 25th for treatment. Sadly, for those left behind, our heavenly Savior had other plans and called Norm home before the treatments were started. God said, ?Before you were conceived I knew you; before you came to birth, I consecrated you.?
Grateful in sharing Norm?s life were his wife and soul mate, Pat Weber of Fargo; mother, Rita (Hoffart) Weber of Valley City, ND; sister, Irene Livermore of Minnewaukan, ND; sister, Phyllis (Al) Carias of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Louis (Valerie) Weber of Lawton, ND; brother, Gerald (Rebecca) Weber of Huntsville, AL; sister, Bernadette (Dick) Nelson of Valley City, ND; brother, Henry (Karen) Weber of Wahpeton, ND; sister, Verna Weber of Fargo; brother, Thomas (Deb) Weber of Kent, WA; sister, Doris (Scott) Peterson of Hazen, ND; sister, Susan (Rocky) Stack of Valley City, ND; sister, Sr. Elizabeth Marie of the Trinity of Carmel of Mary-Wahpeton, ND; father-in-law, Ervin Klein of Fargo; brother-in-law, Bruce Klein of Scranton, ND; sister-in-law, Deb (Kevin) Johnson of San Marcos, CA; 38 nieces and nephews, Renee Lanfear, Marni Napp, Kenn Livermore, Angel Grubs, Levi Livermore, Michelle Hamilton, Jillyn Brown, Robert Brown, Heath, Adam, Eric and Garth Weber, Michael and Lauren Weber, Darren, Luke, Patrick and Liz Nelson, Bridget, Orner, Dane, Jaclyn, Megan, Nicholas and Therese Weber, Dan and John Weber, Seth, Jonah, Joshua and Jesse Peterson, Sarah, Rachel and Robert Stack, Leah (Klein) Lojka, Cody Klein, Callan, Riley and Luke Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Louis Weber.
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Visitation: Wednesday, April 1 from 5-7 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo and also one hour prior to Mass at the church on Thursday.
Rosary & Prayer Service: Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass: Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 am at Church of the Holy Spirit, Fargo.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.