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Recent obituary: Norman Charles Olmsted

Norman Charles Olmsted of Chelsea.

Norman died as he lived – with dignity and grace.  Driven by “a fierce commitment to education” and his exceptional curiosity about the world around him, Norman experienced a full life.

He was a lifelong learner and a constant reader, which made him an exceptional educator throughout his life.  Norman had a long career that included the positions of Superintendent of Southfield Public Schools, Coldwater Public Schools, and Iosco County Intermediate Schools.

He was the first Dean of General Studies at Washtenaw Community College and was a primary influence on the development of the broad curriculum offered and the selection of the talented faculty. He also served as Deputy Superintendent for Ann Arbor Public Schools.

After his retirement from public education, Norman served as Napoleon Township Supervisor.  He could talk with anyone and spent many happy hours in conversation at Vic’s Market in Napoleon.  When he and his wife Nancy moved to North Carolina, Norm became a substitute teacher for Hendersonville Public Schools.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, noon, at the Chelsea Retirement Community Chapel.

For the full obituary, please click here.

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