Norman James Smits of Chelsea, formerly of Belleville, age 71, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.
He was born June 21, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Norman G. and Ardith L. (Rust) Smits.
Norm was stationed in Korea, in the Military Police, during the Vietnam era. He was the custodian at South Meadows Elementary for 10 years. Norm was a man of faith and listened to The Shepherd’s Chapel every morning. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and watch the deer. Norm loved to look for great bargains, and was a collector of many things. He enjoyed raising many dogs over the years including Afghan Hounds and Labrador Retrievers.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Jeff Crowder officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 10-11 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date.
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