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Norman H. Amborn

Norman "Stormin' Norman" Homer Amborn, 82, of Saginaw, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Bayshore Health Care Center in Duluth, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Saginaw to Oscar and Amanda (Bohnsack) Amborn. Norman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart Medal. He was united in marriage to Charlene Kubis on May 7, 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cloquet. He worked as a truck driver most of his life and was a member of Teamsters Union Local #346, driving for Arrowhead Blacktop. Norman was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Saginaw; the Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262 of Cloquet; Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 of Cloquet; and the Carlton County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 18. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, visiting with family and friends, and telling jokes.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlene; and three brothers, Melvin, Ervin, and Lester.

He is survived by his children, Kerry (Jim Ray) Amborn, Kevin Amborn, and Kim (Greg) Johnson; three grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, and Shawna; two brothers, Roy and Elmer (Joyce) Amborn; two sisters, Dora Ahlgren and Sarah Trader; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Bayshore Health Care Center for the excellent care given to Norman; also to the staff at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center Hospice; and especially to the Industrial Volunteer Fire Department/First Responders for years of care and assistance.

VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Wednesday, Aug. 20, in St. John's Lutheran Church in Saginaw.

Interment service will be at St. John's Cemetery with military honors presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. Luncheon will follow at the Industrial Town Hall. See the family online guest book at