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“I was very sad to read in Sunday's Grand Rapids Press that Norm had passed away. I met Norm on several occasions because I worked with Dorothy at...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce M. Koon - Byron Center, MI

“I worked with "Frenchy" back at Knape & Vogt Mfr. back in the 70's - 80's. Norm and I hit it off right away and were good buds. He got me into C.B....Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Wayne Kooistra - Allendale, MI

“Our deepest sympathies to Norm's family. Dad and I will miss him very much. His presence will be greatly missed. I know others will miss him too. ...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Goodblood and Debbie Goodblood Gravely

“He was a great "other" Dad to me. I have very fond memories of my childhood. He accepted me and my sister as his own and never looked back. My...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Angelic "Angie" Roberts "Dudley" - IN

“Norm was our neighbor for several years in Grand Rapids. We have only great memories of that time. When the house next door to you sells you...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ruth and Scott Walker - Omena, MI

“Thank you for the wonderful memories as a child. I remember when you showed me how to work the CB and I ended up with the name chipmunk because I...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Autumn Roberts - GREENWOOD, IN

“Pop will always be with me. He was a great man, always willing to help anyone. He was a great role model in my life. I will miss our breakfast dates...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Nikki Ciptak - Muskegon, MI

CIPTAK – Mr. Norman J. "Frenchy" "Goatee431" Ciptak aged 77, fell asleep in death Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; children, Norita (Samuel) Leath, Autumn Roberts, Angelic (Donald) Dudley, Nikki (Rose) Ciptak, Ray VanAllsburg; grandchildren, Shena (Nathan) Chambers, Trista Bliss, Shane Bliss, Syman Leath, Jazmin Wright-Zornes, Jamie VanAllsburg, Megan Wright-Zornes, Mychal VanAllsburg, Cody Roberts, Amber Nguyen, Brody Howell, Ashlee Schnell, Dominick Nguyen, Amanda Nguyen and Ainsley Wilson; great grandson, Collin A. Bliss; 4 great grandchildren; also surviving are Dorothy's children, Cindy (Gary) Wilson, Jorie (Charles) Vandenberg, Chrisanne Whynott, Patricia (Pat) Whynott-Ash, Ed Whynott, Mary (Sandy) Jones; grandchildren, Blake and Reed Wilson, Zackary, Kayley, Layne and Chase VandenBerg, Sara, Nathaniel Corpe and children, Patrick and Allissa Ash, Lily and Lauren Whynott, Garrett and Daphne Jones; Norm's close friends, Bob Goodblood and Hector Demers; and many dear family friends.

Per his request cremation has taken place. To share a memory, photo and condolences to "Frenchy's" family please visit