Norman R. Schurman Sr.

Norman R. Schurman Sr., age 90, of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Nebraska with Reverend Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wynot American Legion Post 31.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, November 30 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Pallbearers are his sons: Norm Jr., Doug, Pat, Tim, Paul and Loren Schurman.

Norman Ralph Schurman was born May 6, 1931 in Wynot, Nebraska to Paul and Rose (Marx) Schurman, the fourth of seven children.  He attended school through the eighth grade.  He entered the United States Army in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954.  On August 23, 1955, he married Gertrude Kleinschmit at St. Boniface in Menominee, NE.  Thirteen children were born to this union.  Norm worked at the Ford Garage in Yankton for 30 years and later owned his own garage, Norm’s Repair, at his home.  He then worked at Southgate in Yankton until his retirement.  One of his favorite pastimes was tinkering on his cars.  Norm also loved garage sales, family gatherings, Friday night fish fries, listening to music and WNAX radio, and singing karaoke.  He absolutely loved his family and his memory will be forever cherished by his children and all who knew him.

Norm is survived by his former wife, Gert Shippy of Colome, SD; 12 children: Cheryl (Jerry) Oster of Yankton, Norm Schurman Jr. of Fordyce, NE, Peggy Schurman of Yankton, Doug (Tammie) Schurman of Yankton, Jackie (Jeff) Erickson of Yankton, Pat Schurman of Yankton, Tim (Brenda) Schurman of Tyndall, SD, Karen (Duane) Loecker of Crofton, NE, Paul (Becky) Schurman of Yankton, Loren Schurman of St. Helena, NE, Renae (Jay) Harmelink of Crofton, and Theresa (Darrik) Delozier of Yankton; 30 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren with three on the way; brother, Larry Schurman of Yankton; sister-in-law, Joyce Schurman of Yankton; and many nieces and nephews.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Mark; and five siblings: Willie (Cleopha) Schurman, Paul (MaryAnn) Schurman, Delores (Allen) Foxhoven, Jim Schurman, and Romaine Veltkamp.

Rest in peace and God bless him.




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11 response to "Norman R. Schurman Sr."

  1. By: Deb Tejral Posted: November 24, 2021

    So very sorry for your loss. Your father will be greatly missed

  2. By: Denise D Telthoester Posted: November 25, 2021

    What a sweet man this earthly world has lost but heaven has gained a angel and someone to watch over this very large family. May you find peace and comfort knowing he has gone to his eternal home where you will all be reunited together.

  3. By: Cathy Cap ( Schurman) Posted: November 27, 2021

    Rest in peace Uncle Norman. You will be miss greatly by your loving family. So very sorry for your loss Renae, Karen, Doug, Cheryl, Tim. Loren, Paul and the rest of the family ❤️Love all you guy so much and I will be praying for you all through this difficult time. I remember Uncle Norman loved working on his cars and so did my dad Jim. Now,they can be together in Heaven and have a huge reunion with his brothers and sisters and his parents and play Nebraska Sheephead. Remember, Grandma Rose holding back the Queen of Hearts? I know I do. Love❤️ & prayers🙏 Sincerely,
    Cathy Cap ( Schuman) and family from Texas🤠

  4. By: Susie Gill Posted: November 27, 2021

    My condolences to the family

  5. By: Jessica Flynn (Hall) Posted: November 27, 2021

    Sending prayers love and condolences in this time for you and your family 🙏🏻💕🥲

  6. By: Thomas Schurman Posted: November 29, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  7. By: Jessine Lippert Dutcher Posted: November 29, 2021

    To all the Schurman Family I am so sorry to hear of Norman’s passing.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Peace be with you all.

  8. By: Dixie A. Bader Posted: November 29, 2021

    Many prayers to the Schurman family. So sorry for your loss. May God lift you up in the coming days.

  9. By: Larry Navratil Posted: November 30, 2021

    Sorry for your loss, Prayers be with you and your family in this time.

  10. By: Laverta Mauch Posted: November 30, 2021

    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Norman. May he Rest In Peace. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief.

  11. By: JoAnn Huitema Posted: December 1, 2021

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. I delivered Meals On Wheels to him for a number of years, I always enjoyed visiting with him. He was a kind, gentle man. Deepest sympathy to your family

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