Norman Shawchuck

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  1. Rockford ILHow sad and sorry I was to learn of Norman’s passing. Norm and Verna impacted my family over the years in many ways that I will always be grateful for. He led me to the Lord at the age of five where my family attended the church he and Verna pastored in Mott, ND
    . Norm preached a sermon to the children one Sunday morning called, “Charlie Church Mouse” and followed it with an altar call. I can still see the faces of my three siblings standing next to me at the altar, tears streaming down our faces while Norm lead us in a salvation prayer. He always offered a word of encouragement and kindness. My deepest condolences to sweet Verna and the girls.

    Janelle Kirschmann

  2. Brandon SDVerna and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you are preparing this morning to celebrate Norm’s life. I always enjoyed working with Norm when he taught in Regional Schools of Mission. His visits with Russ & I when we were in NYC were a delightful connection to the Dakotas. A fond memory is that he always had to make a trip (I think it was to Brooklyn) to get a “special cheesecake to take home to Verna”.

    May God wrap you in tender arms of love during this time of transition. While the long goodbye is over, the good memories will always be there. May they comfort you.

    Jo Harris

  3. Cherry Valley IllinoisOur deepest sorrow on the passing of your wonderful husband and father, Norman. We will remember him always. With Love and Prayers.

    Kevin and Suzanne Flosi

  4. Springfield, MOVerna I love you and wanted to come to the June 1 services, but Will not be able to attend. I will try to stay in touch and maybe come some time to see you. Do you still enjoy the Turkey and Cardnal oil colors. Norn made such a powerful impact on our world and I will always have him in my heart. Is there anything I can do for you?
    My email address is and phone
    # is 417 886 7089

  5. Huron SDI was honored to meet the man who voiced with Bishop Job the words and thoughts of those following God. Such depth and constant joy he has shown on his own journey with Christ. We will miss this big man of faith as the time was too short to learn from him. He has given much, may he receive much. “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” In Christ, Jan Price, Dakotas Conference

  6. Bismarck ND
    Verna: The Simpson family (Bisbee, ND
    ) has wonderful memories of Norm and his ministry… He impacted me more spiritually than any other in my lifetime! I remember going home and writing down one of his sermons as I remembered it, and I still remember that one! He was so amazing, as a minister and as a human being. I only wish I could have had more contact with him in recent years. My sisters Amy & Eileen, my brother Jim, and I all send our sympathy to your family in your loss, and celebrate the wonderful blessing that was the life of Norm Shawchuck! It was my intention to head to Elgin for the service, but I will be unable to attend. You will definitely be in our prayers!

  7. Prescott AZ
    Our memories of Norm go back to the days he served at Cleveland while we were in Jamestown. His work on A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants has always been much appreciated. In fact, I made use of it today, 5/24/12 at a Communion service.
    May good memories prevail in a time of pain and sorrow!
    Dick & Pat Unkenholz

  8. Rapid City SDI believe it was when I was being interviewed by Norm for ordination that he challenged me about my need to keep reading. I have never forgot that. I have always appreciated Norm’s encouragement throughout the years, especially when I was DS covering the Elgin area. He made a difference.

  9. Elgin ND
    I will hold on to memories of Norm’s humor. While some were intimidated by his intellectual capacity, his impish smile and gentle teasing could quickly make one feel included in Norm’s love of life and his deep love of God. I will also remember the great ties he wore to church.

    Bethesda United Methodist Church was blessed when Norm & Verna chose to spend retirement years on family property. We missed them both when the moved to Fargo, and we will miss Norm, yet hold fast to the promise of seeing him again.

  10. Newberg ORWe are sorry to hear of Norm’s death. We followed his comings and goings for many years and appreciated his writings. Our prayers are with you.Xu

  11. Fargo North Dakota
    Jim has fond memories of working with Norm in a variety of settings. He remembers Norm for his spirituality, creativity, and compassion.

  12. Larimore ND
    We remember the many great times we spent together – worshiping, visiting, fishing, etc., etc. Our love to the family!

  13. Bismarck ND
    Dear Verna, I was so sad to learn of Norm’s death. His contributions to people of faith are incalculable. I have one of his books. I recall with so much pleasure his friendship with Harold and the times he was in our home. God be with you in this difficult time. Edna Boardman

  14. Fargo North Dakota
    Pastor Shawchuck was a good friend
    of my Mom and Dad (Emil and Nettie
    Tahran) of Cleveland. What a happy
    reunion in heaven! He also married
    Reuben and I in 1969. He will be
    missed by many!

  15. Hutchinson MN
    So sorry to hear about Norm.

    It was a real pleasure to serve as his pastor while I was in Elgin. I learned so much from him. I miss him already.

  16. Orland Park IllinoisMy family has known Norm for many years and I will always remember the great friendship he provided.

  17. Hemet CaNorm was a classmate at NCU when I attended. Remember his serious devotion to God and his studies. A fine brother in our Lord.

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