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Obituary for Norman Freeman Reeder

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Norman Freeman Reeder

January 29, 1916 - September 8, 2015


Norman Freeman Reeder, 99, passed away September 8, 2015.


Norman worked in Ogden most of his life including Holsum Bread Co. for 28 years.

He enjoyed many things in life and worked hard all his life, he was a handyman extraordinaire!


He was a great example of service in church callings, and served as an ordinance worker in the temple.

Norman loved camping, dancing with his beloved Ella, and serving his family.  Norman’s great talent was singing with his beautiful tenor voice. We were blessed to sit beside him at church.  He loved others and had an honest way with words. He didn’t hold back a thought and he let us know exactly what was on his mind. How we’ll miss him!


Norman is survived by his 3rd wife, Ella Lindsay Martin Reeder; his children with Rhea, David (Beth), Kathee Corry (Larry), Dan (Kaye), Deanne Krey (Bob), Norma Nomura (Dan), Colleen Barker (Bill); Ella’s children; Annette (Bill), Patsy (Allen), Suzan (Rick), Bonnie and Emma (Ron).  All of us adore him!


Norman is preceded in death by parents, George Jesse Reeder and Louie Ada Freeman; brother, George Jesse Reeder; sister, Louise Blue; first wife, Rhea Dunn; second wife, Myrtle Miller.


May he always be remembered as one who deeply loved his family and showed us the way we can live to be happy.


A Viewing will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Washington Terrace Ward Chapel, 5350 South 125 East, Washington Terrace, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 8:45 to 9:45 am at the church.


Interment at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, Ogden, Utah.


The family would like to express sincere gratitude for all the kind family and friends who touched his life.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 8:45 to 9:45 am at the church.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time: 10:00 am -

5350 South 125 East, Washington Terrace, Utah




Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: January 29, 1916
Died: September 8, 2015

Condolences for Norman Freeman Reeder

kathy farrow posted on 9/14/15

Dear David and Beth, So sorry to hear about your Dad. He must have been a wonderful father to raise such a wonderful son. Thoughts and prayers to you both. Your friend and neighbor, Kathy Farrow


The Goss family posted on 9/12/15

We are so sorry for your loss. Your father was a nice man and wonderful neighbor. We have many good memories of him.


Dallas & Carol Buckway posted on 9/11/15

We spent alot of years in South Ogden with Norman and his family and enjoyed his integrity. It was through our young years and he was always there with a smile. Thanks for crossing his path in our journey and may your memories be as special as being with him. Dallas & Carol Buckway


Sandra Goss Ropelato posted on 9/11/15

I'm so sorry about your father. I remember he was a wonderful man. What a wonderful life he had. My prayers and thoughts are with you.