Norman Ward Schmoock, 86, of Grayling, passed away on October 22, 2017.
Norman was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 20, 1931, a son of the late Clara B. (Brandt) and Waldemar Schmoock.
Norman married Shirley Dianne Newland on December 19, 1983. He served 34 years in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Some of Norm's activities include: president of Grayling Rotary Club 2002-2003; 25 years perfect attendance at the Grayling Rotary Club; Assistant Governor of District 6290, Au Sable River Region, Rotary International from 2009-2012; Lifetime member of the Military Officer's Association of America; past president of the Michigan National Guard Retiree's Association and most recently served as the 2d Director 2012-2016; and Chair of the 182nd Field Artillery Regimental Association Memorial Committee.
He was a member of Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church. Norman enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, and all things mechanical.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of nearly 34 years; children: Stephen (Lynette) Schmoock, Bruce (Pam) Schmoock, Cynthia Mennicke, Sandra (Joe) Bannister, Lisa (Joe) Feistritzer, and Amy (Donald) Huff; 17 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Betty (Smith) Schmoock; and his brother, Martin "Pete" Schmoock.
Services were held on October 27, 2017. Interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.
Family requests that in lieu of flowers, consideration be given to memorial contribution in Norm's memory to: Camp Grayling Officer's Club Fund, c/o Capital Regional Community Foundation, 330 Marshall Street Suite 300, Lansing, MI 48912.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.