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Karl R. Norman passed away in his sleep at his home in Arizona surrounded by his wife and children. Karl was always there for his family and so many others. He taught his family and friends to enjoy every moment life has to offer.
The son of John and Marianne, Karl was born in Duluth. He is survived by his wife Sandra, the love of his life, five children, Thomas, James, Jason, Jessica, and Shawn, eight grandchildren, and his siblings, Judy, Jane, Nancy, and Norbert. Karl attended Cathedral High School and graduated from UMD. He became a successful businessman who was a certified financial planner, auctioneer, and owner of several businesses and properties. Karl served in the Army Reserve reaching the rank of Captain.
Can-Do Karl traveled the world and loved meeting people everywhere he went. He was known for his work ethic and commitment to helping others. Karl was a proud member of Skyline Rotary known for his parties and generosity. After building a clinic in South America with Rotary he was so moved that he personally donated money for a second clinic in Bolivia.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 31st from 5:00PM to 7PM with Wake Prayers at 6:30PM in Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday June 1, 2022, at 10:00AM at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 325 E. 3rd St. Duluth, MN 55805. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemtery, Duluth. Military Honors will be Accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard. Following the services at the cemetery a celebration of Karl's life will be held at the Incline Station. In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to consider a donation to Rotary International 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL, 60201 or ManoaMano.org, 925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home. 600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805. 218-727-3555.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
6:30 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
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