Rev. Norman Bruce Haan
Date of Death: Apr 20, 2013
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.