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Norman J. DeCremer
Norman J. DeCremer, 71, of Niagara, passed away Thursday, March 2 at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain, Mi.
Born Oct. 12, 1945 in Norway, Mi., to the late Frank and Edith (Axelson) DeCremer, he grew up in Niagara and graduated from Niagara High School in 1964. He served in the United States Army from 1965 until an honorable discharge in 1967. He married Mary Lou Winters on Aug. 14, 1971 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain, Mi. and they lived in Aurora before moving to Niagara Township.
He worked at Niagara Paper Mill in the Core room, Silo, Tool Crib, operated the fork lift and was in charge of maintenance. A member of the American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post #136 of Niagara, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, the outdoors and riding his tractor, but mostly time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Lou, Niagara; two sons, Dan (Jenny) DeCremer, Luxemburg and Mike DeCremer, Niagara and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Bill DeCremer and two sisters, Virginia Henke and Dorothy Growden.
Visitation was held at Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel on Wednesday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Matt Settle officiating. Burial was in Niagara Cemetery with military honors accorded by The American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post #136.