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Norman Schlappi, Jr.

March 29, 1945 March 9, 2017
Norman Schlappi, Jr.
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Obituary for Norman Schlappi, Jr.

Norman Schlappi, Jr., died peacefully on March 9, 2017, at the age of 71, after suffering numerous strokes.

Norm was born on March 29, 1945 in Petoskey, Michigan, the youngest of four children to Norman and Verna Schlappi. He fondly remembered singing karaoke with his family at every birthday and cookout. At the age of 17, in July of 1962, Norm enlisted with the United States Navy and worked as a pipe fitter during the Vietnam era. Upon his return to Michigan in 1968, Norm worked to become a licensed Master Plumber and was responsible for all of the Detroit Public Schools. He was a hard worker and also pursued his passion of Real Estate and was a White Lake Township Firefighter for ten years.

On May 12, 1984, Norm and Cindy were married and made their home in White Lake. Together they enjoyed traveling to Navy reunions in Boston, Jacksonville and Charleston, bowling, golf and dreamed of moving to Florida. In 2003, Norm had his first stroke and instead of focusing on the things he could no longer do, Norm and Cindy pursued the things he could. In November of 2013, Norm and Cindy moved to Destin, Florida and enjoyed the beauty of it all. Norm was a fighter and a survivor — meeting life’s challenges with the same courageous and generous spirit that made him dear to everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty three years, Cindy; his son, Kirk (Katherine); his daughter, Gina; four grandchildren; sister, Mary (Mike) Senkowski; brother, Jack (Jill) and numerous extended family members and many dear friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1 PM, with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Burial and Military Honors will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

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Visitation

Saturday

11

Mar

10:00 AM 3/11/2017 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/11/2017 1:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

11

Mar

1:00 PM 3/11/2017 1:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

15

Mar

2:30 PM 3/15/2017 2:30:00 PM
Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI

Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road Holly MI
United States
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