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Harry Norman

November 13, 1933 — July 31, 2018

Harry E. Norman

Harry E. Norman passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM.  He had been living with his daughter Trina. Harry was born on November 13, 1933 in Big Springs, Nebraska to Ralph E. Norman and Ora Watkins.  He had 9 loving brothers and sisters.  After graduating from high school, Harry went directly into the United States Air Force and served his country in the Korean War.  After his discharge from the Air Force, Harry began traveling around the Midwest building grain elevators and doing general construction. While working in Stratton, Colorado, he met his life-long love, Gladys Smelker, who passed away February 7, 2013.  They married in 1959 and had four children. Harry and Gladys moved to North Platte, Nebraska where he began working for Musgrove Construction. Harry was a hard-working man who always put his family first. He Partnered with Martin Piskorski in the early 70’s and together they purchased General Constructors and built many commercial buildings in Nebraska/Colorado area, including the North Platte Recreation Center, Great Plains Medical Center, churches, Centennial Retirement Center, St. Patrick’s Parish Center and Callahan Cancer Center among any others. Harry is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, his parents, Ralph and Ora, brothers, Ordell, Verdell, Maynard and Donald, sisters, Lorraine, Eleanor, Esther and Marilyn and one great-grandson, Nolan Petersen.  He is survived by family who thought the absolute world of their dad, grandad and great-grandad.  His children are Diana (Todd) Petersen, Trina Norman, Steve Teresa (Norman), Rhonda (James) Bopp.  Grandchildren, Sarah (Sean) Hull, Carey (Ka'Ron) Johnson, Matt (Angela) Petersen, Alanna Peterson, Ryan Hill, Noah Hill, Greggory Norman, Grant Norman, Natalie (Matt) Schneider, Mariah Bopp, Anah Bopp.  Great-grandchildren, Alexander Hull, Abbigail Hull, Ella Schneider, Greyson Schneider and Willa Petersen.  All of whom loved him dearly and will continue his legacy with honor and pride. Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with burial following at Ft. McPherson Cemetery.

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