Norman was born November 12, 1928 in Spokane, Washington.
He was the son of Loren and Rose (O’Halloran) Schroder.
As a child Norman moved with his family to Pullman, Washington.
He later joined the United States Navy and served during WWII.
After his honorable discharge Norman moved back to Pullman where he finished his high school education graduating in 1950.
Norman met Darlene Odell and they were married in Steptoe, Washington in 1953.
They were married 25 years when they divorced.
He then met and married Addie Waller May 26, 1979 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.
Norman was hired by WWP/Avista in 1952 as a meter reader and retired after a 36 year career in 1988 as an outside serviceman.
Norman’s many interests included: hunting, fishing, collecting coins, lifetime NRA member, traveling in his R.V., rooting for the WSU Cougars, and studying genealogy.
Norman was a member of the Moscow Eagles, the Moose Lodge, American Legion, lifetime member of NRA, Good Sam R.V.
Club, Moscow Senior Center, and the Starbucks coffee club.
Norman is survived by his son Gary (and Jenny) Schroder of Maple Valley, Washington, his daughter Sue (and Olga) Schroder of Burien, Washington; five step-children Becky Helton of Boise, John (and Susan) Helton of Boise, Kathy (and Jim) Cooper of Pullman, Tom Helton of Coeur d’Alene, and Carolyn (and Bill) Hicklin of Viola; one brother Don (and Gail) Schroder of Bellevue; and one sister Sally (Ward) Clark of Redmond; and two grandchildren Vince and Lance.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Dad, you will always be in our hearts, we are comforted in knowing you will be reunited with Addie in peace and love.
A memorial service will be held February 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow, Idaho.
Inurnment will be at the Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Idaho.
A reception will follow at the Eagles Lodge immediately afterward.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Moscow Senior Center and Meal Site, 412 East Third Street, Moscow, Idaho 83843, or to the Eagles Lodge of Moscow, 123 N Main St, Moscow, Idaho 83843.
Arrangements have been entrusted to SHORT’S FUNERAL CHAPEL and on-line condolences may be made at www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.