GRAND RAPIDS -- Norman Richmond, age 95, resident of Grand Rapids, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in Grand Rapids. Norman was born on Sept. 18, 1909, in Bowden, N.D., to William and Phebe (Manning) Richmond. He lived much of his life in the Federal Dam area. He married Bertha Marie Newman on Aug. 7, 1930, in Brainerd.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Federal Dam having served on the church council and as vice president. He was deputy sheriff of Gould Township in Cass County, Minn.
Survivors include his sons, Stewart (Jackie) Richmond and Dennis Richmond; brother, Jim (Jean) Richmond; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his wife, Bertha; his parents; son, Gerald; daughter, Norma Durkee; brothers, Gilbert, William, George, Herbert, Henry; and sisters, Stella and Mahala.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastor Juli Sutton-Deem officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at the Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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