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.