Norman Aalsma

Date of Death: Dec 14, 2020
Norman Aalsma

1941 - 2020

Norman Aalsma, 79, of Waupun, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun due to complications from Covid-19.

Norm was born February 12, 1941 in the town of Alto, the son of Cornelius and Henrietta Van Galen Aalsma. On August 30, 1963 he married Mary Landaal in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married life. Norm was employed by Waupun Public Utilities for 33 years, retiring in 1999. He served the Waupun Volunteer Fire Department for 41 years, retiring as Assistant Chief in 2006. Norm served with the Wisconsin Army National Guard for six years. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Waupun where he served as Deacon and was involved with Acts of Kindness and Helping Hands. Norm and Mary have enjoyed spending winter months in Florida. Norm enjoyed being with his family and supporting the grandchildren in their sporting events. He was meticulous in caring for his home, lawn, and helping his neighbors.

Norm is survived by his wife, Mary Aalsma of Waupun; two daughters: Diane (Randy) Oimoen of Barneveld and Lori (Corey) Dahlke of Brandon; five grandchildren: Maggie, Libby, and Joe Oimoen, and Lexie and Sydney Dahlke; a brother, Wes (Pat) Aalsma of Brandon; two sisters:
Barbara (Henry) DeVries of Randolph and Thelma (Laverne) Dull of Waupun; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bev (Bob) Frank of Waupun and Betty (Elton) Ter Beest of Waupun; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Henrietta Aalsma; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Margaret Landaal; brother-in-law, Ronald Beer; and nephew, Jeremy Aalsma.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services and a celebration of Norman’s life will be held Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Barry Lang officiating. Those attending the service, please abide by Covid-19 protocols of mask wearing and social distancing.

Below is the link for Livestreaming the Service:


Inurnment will take place at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

Special Thanks

The family wishes to thank Agnesian Hospice Hope and Prairie Ridge Assisted Living for the wonderful care provided to Norm.

Memorial Contributions

Memorials may be directed to the Waupun Fire Department for extrication equipment.

Memorial Video

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  1. Diane,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Wishing you and your family comfort at this sad time.
    The Other Diane

  2. Robbi Schranz Says: December 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Prayers for your family dear Mary.

  3. Kristy Marie Villanueva Says: December 15, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    My heart ?? goes out to you Aunt Mary (mom)… Uncle Norm (dad). We ALWAYS there..!! Not matter what mess I got myself into… And you always found my “ONE” pack of cigarettes in the back of my freezer, that I would try to hide from you… lol ? but you always knew… You were an AMAZING CHRISTIAN MAN, who stood for what was right… And ALWAYS tried me like one of the family… I LOVE you UNCLE NORM you will forever be missed…!..!!..

  4. Tim Harmsen Says: December 15, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Mary and family,
    We pause in reflection with Norm’s passing and hope for God’s peace for you and your family. We will always remember Norm and your friendship with my parents and your kindness and understand with their passing.
    Cheryl and Tim Harmsen

  5. Rena (Stylen) Beukelman Says: December 16, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Diane, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. God’s peace to you all as you mourn your father’s passing.

  6. Arnold & Francine Rask Says: December 16, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Diane, Randy and family, So sorry for your loss. Arnie & Francine Rask

  7. Prayers thoughts loves hearts out to the family and mary

  8. Ron & Donna Vande Kolk Says: December 17, 2020 at 11:58 am

    You have our deepest sympathy. Norma was a great guy and he made everyone around him happy. Heaven has received another Angel ?.

  9. Susan Johnson Says: December 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you, Mary, and all of your loved ones.

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