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Norman Nieuwsma

July 26, 1933 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 85)

Norman Wayne Nieuwsma, son of Henry and Irene (Andringa) Nieuwsma,  was born July 26, 1933 in Taintor, Iowa.  He passed away February 3, 2019, at the Comfort House in Pella, at the age of eighty-five.

Norm was a graduate of Pella Community High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951, and was honorably discharged in 1955.  Norm retired from the Pella Post Office in 1996 after 35 years of employment.

On December 28, 1953, Norm was united in marriage with Mae Goemaat in Pella, Iowa.  To this union two children were born:  Les and Marla. 

Norm and Mae were members of the Second Christian Reformed Church. 

Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, his parents-in-law Bastian and Henrietta Goemaat, three brothers: Harold Nieuwsma, Gelmer Nieuwsma, and Arvin Nieuwsma; sisters Ruth Van Wyk and Lois Vos; sisters-in-law: Bonnie Miller, Rose Van Den Berg, and Martha Nieuwsma, and brothers-in-law Ray Vos and Norm Stursma.

Those left to cherish his memory. . .  

His son and his wife:

Les and Carla (De Nooy) Nieuwsma of Pella

            Levi (April) Nieuwsma

                        Liam, Jack, Rhett

            Luke  (Jeanetta) Nieuwsma

                        Lydia, Leah, Layton, Logan

            Lance (Megan) Nieuwsma


His daughter and her husband:

Marla and Clint Vos of Sully

            Curt (Candice) Vos

                        Brenden, Colton, Bailey, Chloe,

                        Adrianna, Annabelle

            Mindy (Ben) Six

                        Makenna, Blake, Breck, Madilyn

            Lindsay (Jonathan) Golliet

                        Noah, Jonah, Lilah

            Stacia (Eric) Bradley

                        Evelyn, Amelia


            Lillian (Ralph) Van Roekel

            Luella Nieuwsma

            Thressa Nieuwsma


            John Van Wyk

            John Van Den Berg

            Henry Schuring

Donations may be made to:

Mobility Worldwide IA (P.E.T.) - Leighton
100 Kirkwood, Pella IA 50219