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Norman Van Sloun

November 7, 2021

Obituary

Norman John Van Sloun, 91 of Orono, MN passed peacefully on Sunday, November 7th, 2021. Born October 3rd, 1930 in Chaska, MN to Jacob Van Sloun and Ida Derhaag Van Sloun, he attended Guardian Angels School in Chaska and married the love of his life, Rita Hansmann on July 14, 1951.   Norm served in the U.S. Navy, was a founding partner in the Medina Ballroom (because he wanted a closer place to dance), and was a newspaper executive.  He was also very active in the MN Hunter & Jumper Assoc. serving in many capacities. In his later years, he helped manage McQuay Stables in Tioga, TX., then moved to the Trails of orono, in Wayzata.   He is survived by his five daughters, Colleen (Tim) McQuay of Tioga, TX, Peggy Vanderlinde of St. Bonifacius, MN, Terri Van Sloun of St. Louis Park, MN, Bess (Steve) Bouley of Maple Grove, MN, and Jeannie Bolton of Long Lake, MN; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, his sister, Marion Hennen, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Etzel and Kay (Mike) Anderson.  Preceded in death by his wife Rita, sister Rose (Lambert) Hennen, brother Don (Jeanette) Van Sloun, brothers-in-law Ron Hennen and Ed Etzel, son-in-law Bob Vanderlinde.  Norm had a larger-than-life personality and will be missed by all.  Memorial Mass will be held on November 17th at 11:30 am at Holy Name Catholic Church, 155 Cty. Rd. 24, Wayzata, MN, where he was married. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at 10:30 am.  Memorial donations may be made to We Can Ride  www.wecanride.org 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Holy Name of Jesus
155 County Road 24
Wayzata, MN 55391

Memorial Service
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

11:30 AM
Holy Name of Jesus
155 County Road 24
Wayzata, MN 55391

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