Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Norman David Kloster, 88, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Ashley Baptist Church. Rev. Randall D. Cloud will officiate. The service will be live streamed and available at www.Carlsenfh.com under Norman’s obituary.
Burial will be in Ashley City Cemetery.
There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Norman died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at his home.
Norman David was born June 8, 1932 to Oscar and Olga Kathleen (Lindell) Kloster at Stanley, ND. This is where he grew up and started his education. He finished high school in Calgary, Canada.
He was united in marriage to Mary Kathryn Ogren on December 1, 1962 in First Lutheran Church at Minot, ND. They moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1963. His employer sent him to technical school to be trained as a Machine Technician. He worked in manufacturing operating a plastic extruder machine. In 1978, they moved to Ashley, ND where he operated a plastic extruder machine at Blumhardt Manufacturing. Norman retired in 1997. He filled his time taking care of his rental property and family activities.
Norman enjoyed bike rides with his wife, Mary, and campfires and camping with family. He liked car racing when he was younger, especially as a driver. Norman loved his Almond Joy candy and there was nothing more important to Norman than family time.
Norman was a member of Ashley Baptist Church as well as Gideons International Ministry. He was honored to sing with the church choir and was a former church Deacon. He was also a member of Ashley Senior Center.
Grateful for having shared Norman’s life are his two daughters, Debra (Doug) Schlichting and Diana (Myles) Melom, both of Ashley; two sons, David Kloster of Bismarck and Daniel (Laurie) Kloster of Ashley; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Kloster of Maryville, IL and his dog, Pedi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary (1-20-2020).
Honorary Casketbearers will be Norman’s great-grandchildren, Blaine Melom, Ivy Melom, Finn Lehr, Ryan Stickel, Damon Kelstrom, Levi Kelstrom, Emberly Thorgramson, Carl Thorgramson and Hudson Feist.
Casketbearers will be Jeremy Schlichting, Matthew Schlichting, Skylar Kloster, Tiffany Schlichting, Jessica Melom and Ashley Melom.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.