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Dale Norman Wurm

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Aug. 20, 1937 - Aug. 27, 2009

PASADENA, Calif. -- Dale Norman Wurm, 72, died Thursday (Aug. 27, 2009), at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., after a short battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 20, 1937, on the family farm in Decatur County, to George L. and Martha E. (Schrammel) Wurm.

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He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-58, in Europe where he met his wife, Lillian Margareta Norqvist on a ferry between Denmark and Germany. They were married Nov. 22, 1958, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Oberlin.

They lived in Kansas for a few years where he farmed. They moved to California where he worked for Southwestern Mutual Insurance, first as a salesman and then in management.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lawrence; and a sister, Wynemah.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Lynn Goodhue and husband Gary, Christina Olson; a son, Dale and wife, Jeanne Wurm, all of California; a brother, George Wurm and wife, Ronda; two sisters, Rosa Boehm and husband, Scott of McCook and Susan McKain and husband Luke of McDonald, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel in Covina, Calif.

Condolences may be sent to Lillian Wurm, 1111 E. Idahome, West Covina, CA 91790.