Dennis & Diana Boyle posted a condolence
Saturday, June 26, 2021
The funeral was a beautiful tribute to Norm! Love from, Dennis & Diana Boyle
Paul Stringer uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Norm and I have been friends since we were young. We grew up in Southern California in the 50's and 60's and shared the joy of beaches, mountains, cars, motorcycles and racing. Our High School years involved cruising the boulevards and drag racing some sweet hot rods!! We also had the ultimate hangouts at the oldest McDonalds still standing in Downey, California (this is a walk up only restaurant) plus another car hop restaurant right out of "American Graffiti" Norm had two cars, a '59 Chevy with a color bar molded into the dashboard which hooked into the stereo and also a '65 Chevy all white with white leather interior! Both of these were low riders dragging the ground blowing sparks and very loud and proud exhaust pipes! We worked across the street from each other, Norm flipping burgers at a small stand in a drug store parking lot while I worked pumping gas and fixing cars. Norm would grab me some burgers and I'd let him work on his car and use the lift and tools! What a good life for teenagers! The part of his life I didn't know about was his church and soon he would depart on his 2 year mission and it would be years until I would see him face to face again! Norm had returned home, gone to Utah, found his sweetheart and started a family by 1981 when we finally talked on the phone. I had a series of religious dreams that involved his church and I was seeking answers so I dialed his number! I visited Norm and Sue in their Utah home and kept them up till the wee hours of the morning! They gave me the confidence to follow my journey now with friendship and Sue even loaned me her scriptures till I could get my own. While there is much detail to my story, this post is about the part Norm and Sue have played in my life!! My life changed that night in their home and has now lasted 40 years + and I am eternally grateful. We've had the pleasure of traveling the country and Canada on our motorcycles as best friends with our wives being like sisters! How do you say thank you to someone who saved you?? I don't know except to live my life well, love my family and worship my God!! Until we meet again "Low Boy!!" Paul Stringer Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming
Alicia G. lit a candle
Friday, June 18, 2021
There is never enough words to express in moments like this. I met Mr. Thulin did not know him personally however the few times a seen him I knew he was a great man. God Bless his soul and strengthen the family in this broken heart moments. "Revelation 21:4, And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
David Church posted a condolence
Thursday, June 17, 2021
I was a new employee at his company. And each time Norm was around, he would talk to me and he remembered my name. HOW did he DO that? I can't even remember my own kids names. Pretty cool fellow. I'm glad I had the chance to know him. - David Church
Reed Hadley posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
My heart felt and most sincere condolences to the whole Thulin family. When Norm and I first met, in about 1987, I would go to a warehouse off of First Avenue south of downtown for my jam containers. Before I loaded up, I would see him in the small office upstairs. I remember when he went into business for himself, what a great decision that was! Some of my best memories are Harley stories and the passion we both had for riding. I couldn't wait to show him my new Soft Tail. He returned the favor by showing up at Sunfresh on this Orange Harley custom job! When he left me that day, I remember thinking that he was the kind of guy everyone would want as a big brother. Reed Hadley Sunfresh Foods, Inc.
Clifford Finch posted a condolence
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
I’ve come to know Norm and Sue very well over the last few years. I have so many good memories accumulated over the years that it’s very hard to pick one. One of my favorites has been having lunch with Norm almost every month and getting to know him better. He loved Mexican food and it became a funny exchange between us as to where we might go each month.. We got together almost every month. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He loved Sue and often spoke of her beauty. He was grateful that three of his sons had taken over the business he had built from the ground up and made it even better. Norm loved the Lord and the Plan of Salvation/Happiness and took great comfort in his belief that families are forever. He was not happy with having ALS and worried about the prospect of wasting away over time. Just before I went to Utah on a family trip we scheduled our next lunch together. While there I received the news of his death. I was devastated and still have trouble believing he’s really graduated from this life. To Sue and the Thulin family thank you.for having such a fine husband, dad and grandpa. You all were number one in his life. I love you Norm. I cherish our time together and look forward to our next lunch together…..Mexican food of course.
Sue Thulin posted a condolence
Thursday, June 10, 2021
My life was forever changed when you asked me to marry you. It has been filled with happiness, struggles, adventure, some tears, contentment and companionship. My life, as of now, will have to adjust to your absence. Your arms are not here to hold me and dry my tears, your smile will not brighten my day, you will not be here to talk things over with, you will not be here to tell me I look gorgeous, there will be no kiss goodnight, or kneeling together in prayer. But, this change is temporary. I know you will be there to greet me when my time here is through. I look forward to our life together through eternity by your side once again, when all the cares and strife of this world are set aside and we can live with the peace promised by our Savior. I love you Norm and miss you every minute.
Sue Thulin uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021