Rev. Norman Bruce Haan

Date of Death: Apr 20, 2013
Rev. Norman Bruce Haan
[highlight_text] (1959 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Rev. Norman Bruce Haan, 83, one of God’s faithful servants, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013.


[leftcolumn] Norman was born in Grand Rapids, MI on March 10, 1930 the son of Fred and Jeane De Boer Haan. Norman attended Seymour Christian School and Grand Rapids Christian High School. In March of 1951 he married Joyce Meyners. He started out working at his father’s print shop, then was called into the ministry and went to Calvin College and Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity degree. Norman was always looking for opportunities to serve the Lord. He led many catechism classes, societies, and Bible studies. He shepherded churches in Volga, SD, Flint, MI, Phoenix, AZ, Waupun, WI, Worthington, MN, and Bakersfield, CA. Norman was involved with Habitat for Humanity, taught seminary students in Ukraine, and taught Bible in the Philippines.

Norman and Joyce were blessed with six children, Norma Voss, Fred (Cheryl) Haan, Rich (Marsha) Haan, Tom (Marilynn) Haan, Brenda Kamphuis, and Kevin (Angela) Haan; 20 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Van Vels, Ruth Kok, and Carol (Jerry) Velthouse; and two sisters-in-law, Virginia (Henry) Vander Werf, and Arlene (Gary) Popma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; two brothers-in-law; and an infant grandson.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Rev. Haan will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. Private family services will be held Friday morning.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] In lieu of flowers a memorial has been set up in Rev. Norman Haan’s name.



  1. Sue Vander PLoeg Says: April 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Mrs. Haan and Family,
    Our hearts are broken over the passing of a loving pastor, husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father and friend to all he came in contact with. I will always remember his smile and the tender way he had of speaking with people he loved. May God comfort your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Sue Vander Ploeg

  2. My Condolences to Aunt Joyce and family. Uncle Norm was a very good man, and will be truly missed. I wish I could be there for the funeral, but sadly can not. My prayers & thoughts are with the whole family.

  3. Cora Jean Vander Ploeg Says: April 22, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Dear Joyce and Family:
    My sympathy to you all on the loss of your precious husband and father. What a Blessing to know that Rev. Haan is with the Lord he so faithfully served for many years! May God comfort each of you as only He can!

    With love and concern, Cora Jean Vander Ploeg
    Phoenix, AZ

  4. GARRET & BETTY VISSER Says: April 23, 2013 at 8:44 am


  5. Jim and Barbara Schaap Says: April 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Haan family in the loss of father, grandfather, and husband. We will always remember him as a wonderful man, devout and dedicated to his Lord, his family, and those he was privileged to serve as pastor. May God hold you all in his loving hands.

  6. Bernie Haan Says: April 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My wife, Brenda, and our family extend our deepest sympathies to all of you in the Norm Haan family. I have always admired Norm’s passion and energy for Gospel ministry. He didn’t view retirement the way many in our society do. It just goes to show how much he loved our Lord and Savior and wanted others to possess that love, too. Grace and peace to all of you.

  7. Harry and Jean Stone Says: April 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Our Christian sympathies to You and Joyce and to the Children.Norman was a blessing as our pastor and a warm friend. We look forward to seeing him someday again. “Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
    Lords blessing to you all
    Harry, Jean Stone and Family

  8. Darla DeKam Says: April 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. Rev. Haan certainly left a legacy of putting his faith into action. We can only imagine the wonder of passing from this life into eternity but we can anticipate joining him there sometime in the future. Until then, may you feel the comforting love of our Heavenly Father each day.


  9. Jason, Tifany and Torrie Derksen Says: April 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    With our deepest sympathies to your family. We are so sad to hear of the loss of such a great man.
    You are in our thought and prayers.
    He is now in his forever home with the LORD.
    We were so blessed to have known him and will miss him dearly.
    Jason, Tifany and Torrie Derksen

  10. Paul Huizenga Says: April 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

    My condolences to the family. I have worked with Rev. Haan over the years, when we were with out a pastor, with his involment with the Phillippins, and his work at Wisconsin Classis. I remember some of his sermons that have influenced my life. He will be missed but without a doubt is in a better place. I regret that we will not be able to make visitation or the services. Our prayers are with you in your time of loss. May your mourning be short but your memories last forever.
    Yours Truly, Paul and Susan Huizenga and Family

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