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Norman R. Henschel

November 12, 1967 - September 25, 2018

Visitation - Monday

October 01, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church- South Campus

Memorial Service - Monday

October 01, 2018
- 11:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church - South Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Norman R. Henschel

November 12, 1967 - September 25, 2018


Norman Ray Henschel, Fargo, ND age 50, passed away unexpectedly in his home from a heart attack on Sunday, September 25, 2018.

Norman was born November 12, 1967 in Devils Lake ND to Robert & LaVonne (Leith) Henschel. Upon the death of his parents at the early age of 10, he was raised by Keith & Vicki Forrester. He attended school in Starkweather and graduated from Oak Grove High School, Fargo. He attended NDSCS, Wahpeton and received his Associates Degree in Auto Body Technology Repair. At the time of death Norman was employed by Wallwork Truck Center.

Norm enjoyed auction sales, auto racing, spending time with his nieces, nephew and family members especially at Haybale Heights in Devils Lake. Norm never missed a Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag and was a big UND Sioux fan, but NOT a Bison fan. He was known for always wearing a beanie and a sweatshirt. One of Norm’s most endearing qualities was that he would help anyone with anything, anytime. His friends and family knew they could count on him for anything. Norm was quiet until you got to know him. He never started a debate, but always had a comment to add to any discussion. His smile would light up the room and his laughter was unique and contagious. Even though Norm didn’t have a family of his own, he was very involved in the families of his friends and faithfully participated and supported them in all their activities. Norm attended Hope Lutheran Church with his friends and family in Fargo.

He is survived by sister Jean Marie (Richard) Stockton, Glendale, AZ; brother Robert (Cathy) Henschel, Webster, ND; parents Vicki & Keith Forrester, Alexandria, MN; and siblings Kris (David) Vereecken, Cloquet, MN; Adam (Linda Goodman) Forrester, Alexandria, MN and Nathan Forrester, Alexandria, MN. Nieces and nephews, Dena (Cody) Armstrong & daughter Addison, Bobbie Jo (Lucas) Mertens, children Porter and Nora, Devils Lake, ND; Katie (Justin) Hubbard, Chanhassen, MN; Deke (Katie Anderson) Vereecken, Mankato, Kaci Vereecken, Cloquet, MN. Special friends, Chuck & Kristi Ulrich, children Sydney & Wyatt, Fargo and Matt & Donna Peterson and children Tyler & Emily, Hickson, ND.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & LaVonne Henschel and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral Services will be Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus, Fargo, ND. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Internment will take place at a later date, in Starkweather, ND.


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6 responses to “Norman Henschel”

  1. Julie Hooker says:

    Good bye to my dear friend. Norm was a very good person, always helped out his neighbors. Me and him worked on many projects, such as making wine bottle wind chimes to creating gourment dishes. I am left with shock and a little piece of my heart gone. I got the nickname “paint can” from him because I was always painting something and he would just shake his head at me. Our home will never be the same without Norm. I wish the family my sincere and heartfelt sympathy and I will continue to pray for Norm’s family,. Thank you Norm for letting me be a part of your life. Good bye my friend and I wish you happiness in eternity with our Lord.

  2. Brad Warkenthien says:

    I am still in disbelief upon hearing the news. I first met Norm when I hired him to be our painter at Cook Sign Co. He was quiet and shy, until you got to know him. His laugh was the best, and that smile would be so genuine and inviting to all that were present. I have many memories of Norm away from work, and he would stop by at the lakes and talk about racing. I didnt see Norm alot in the last few years, but I know that he was always in the presence of good friends. Because that is what Norm was to me, a good loyal friend. One that always has your back, and is genuine. I am going to miss you very much Norm. Godspeed Racer.

  3. Dave & Julie DeNoyer says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dee Ann Kukla says:

    I am so sorry, for the loss of Norman. The little black haired kid, with a great smile and freckles that I played with often. Riding our banana seat bicycles to the KB Café for malts, or a little Kick The Can game at the Methodist church. We graduated from Kindergarten together and I just watched that over Christmas, the old videos. What memories…. Terrific memories of growing up in a small town with terrific people and not a care in the world. Norman had a light about him, always up for whatever came his way. What a terrible loss of a great young man. My heart goes out to Norm’s family and friends.

  5. Wilma Girodat says:

    Jean Marie, Bob and families

    So sorry to read of Norman’s death – prayers!!

    Wilma (Morgan) Girodat

  6. Grimm Beverly says:

    So sorry to hear about Norm’s death. We have been neighbors in Fargo and he helped out with so many projects. Always joked about what “foods” would be served when we had a meeting. Gone too soon. We attended events at Hope Lutheran too. Bev Grimm

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