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Haltiner, Norman Thomas


Norman Thomas Haltiner passed away on December 1, 2020 with his wife by his side. Norman was born on February 21, 1946, to Axel and Nellie Grace Haltiner in Deadwood, South Dakota. He was the seventh of eight sons.

Norman was predeceased by his parents, brothers Howard Mason (Janet) of Deadwood, South Dakota, and Glenn and Melvin Merritt of Lead, South Dakota. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Priscilla, sons Chris Haltiner (Kelly), Seattle, Washington, Todd Haltiner (Kevin Lee) Bremerton, Washington, and Tim Haltiner, Portland, Oregon, stepchildren Cindy Whitesides (Mark), Austin, Texas, and Benjamin Braly (Saedra Pinkerton), Dallas, Texas, his brothers Herbert Haltiner (Sally), Roy Haltiner (Sylvia) and Donald Haltiner, all of South Dakota.

Norm loved his beautiful grandchildren; Chase, Noah and Harper Haltiner, Nolan and Lilly Braly, and Madison, Sean and Dillon Whitesides.

Norm’s extended family, survived by him, includes in-laws Patty and Jerry Jones, Denver, Colorado, and Pam and Terry Wilson, St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Norm had an extensive career in oil & gas, banking and real estate. He was a gifted and creative woodworker and craftsman. He fashioned his creative gifts into a late-career hobby making toys and specialty products for children and adults with sensory or spectrum disorder issues. His grandchildren would often remark that if anything was broken they should “give it to Grandpa, because he can fix anything.”

Norm was active in the Arapaho United Methodist Church and treasured his time with the Methodist Men’s Group. He led many work projects with the church where he brought his substantial construction gifts to bear on efforts to help those who needed more assistance.

Norm was a man of great integrity, generosity, selflessness and compassion. His love for his family was boundless. We are all better because of Norm and he will be greatly missed.

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10 replies on “Haltiner, Norman Thomas”

kimberly Bowen says:

Priss, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and I pray for peace for you throughout this holiday season; I know it will be terribly difficult. I look forward to seeing your beautiful smile soon. Love you friend!💜

Carolyn & TimEdwards says:

We were so sorry to hear the news about Norm. He was a wonderful man & know how happy you two were. Sending prayers and caring thoughts.
Carolyn & Tim

Lynn Rogers says:

I am so sorry to learn of your loss, Priss. I know you and Norm had a wonderful and loving relationship enhanced by family. I haven’t had the opportunity to see you in awhile, but my heart is with you. Hope to be able to see you soon.

Donna Cooley says:

Priss, Greg and I are so sorry for the loss of Norm. He truly was a wonderful man. We always enjoyed seeing the both of you in gourmet. His carpentry was a true picture of his love for everyone to see. He loved you with all of his heart as you did him.

Shirley Joyce Howard says:

Thinking of you Priss, so enjoyed knowing Norm at Arapaho UMC and thankful for all he did there.

Barbara Peterson says:

Priss, We are so sorry. We always enjoyed being with you and Norm at Gourmet. You and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barb and Gary Peterson

Jim Mitchell says:

Pat and I are so sorry to learn of Norm’s passing. He was really fine man who was very willing to assist any who needed his help. We will really miss him.

Judy Bartlett says:

I am so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. He was such a wonderful man, filled with love, generosity and humor. Dave thought of him as a best friend. They are surely catching up in heaven right now.
He will be greatly missed. Priss, you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Hardin says:

I cannot begin to tell you how very sorry I am. Norm was such a special guy and was always there if you needed anything. He was so kind and caring as well as talented and had a wonderful sense of humor. We had some great times together and wonderful memories to share. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Redington says:

Priss and all those who loved Norm. He will be greatly missed and I am glad I had opportunity to know you. Priss will always miss you. Rest in peace.

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