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In Remembrance

Norman A. Pals

November 11, 1937 - June 18, 2024


Norman A. Pals, 86, of Belmond, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at his home in Belmond.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at First Reformed Church, 214 Brown Street in Alexander, with Pastor Louie Braum officiating. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Ewing Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond.

Norman Allen, son of Raymond and Minnie (Boelman) Pals, was born on November 11, 1937 near Goodell. Norman grew up in the Belmond area and graduated from Belmond High School in 1955. Following high school, Norman attended Waldorf College in Forest City.

On August 22, 1958, Norman was united in marriage to Charlotte Hackbarth in Belmond. Together they raised their four children in Belmond. Norman farmed most of his life while also working at Central Soya from 1962 to 1971 and later working part time at Eaton.

Norman was a member of Bethany Reformed Church in Belmond for many years. He had a beautiful singing voice and sang at many funerals and church events with his brother, Wayne. Norman was musically talented and enjoyed playing the accordion, piano, and guitar, playing all by ear.

Norman enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved going to Canada on fishing trips and traveling to Washington to visit his sister, Faye, often finding a place to fish while there. He liked to target shoot and shoot clay pigeons. In his later years, Norman found a love for carving wood ducks.

Norman is survived by his wife Charlotte Pals of Belmond; children Deb (Ole) Olson of Dows, Doug Pals of Belmond, Denise McFadden of Ankeny, and Deanna Kraft of Renwick; 5 grandchildren Ryan Olson, Andrew (Tess) Kraft, Abby (Alec) Heggen, Delaney McFadden, and Jacob McFadden; brother Gary (Darlene) Pals of Belmond; sister-in-law Marilyn Pals of Belmond; Charlotte’s siblings and in-laws; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Minnie Pals; brother Wayne Pals; sister and brother-in-law Faye (Clyde) Pursell; and Charlotte’s siblings and in-laws.