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January 23, 1945 - December 15, 2022

A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49048, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 beginning at 11:00 AM. A memorial visitation will be held at the church on Monday, December 19, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Private interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Northeastern Baptist Church.

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Age 77, passed away on Thursday, December 15, at his home in Galesburg, Michigan. Norm was born in Kalamazoo, MI, on January 23, 1945, the son of the late Martin and Evelyn Zomer. A 1963 graduate of Loy Norrix High School, Norm spent his entire life in the Kalamazoo area, where he was an industrial art and building trades teacher with Kalamazoo Public Schools for over 30 years. Norm loved spending time with family, hunting, fishing, camping, reading, and especially studying and teaching God’s word. He had a special talent for building and woodworking, blessing family and friends with his custom-made handiwork. Throughout his life, Norm’s love of Jesus Christ was manifest in his service to the church and his generous nature until being called home by his Lord. 2 Timothy 4:6-8. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (Smith) Zomer, and his granddaughter, Madelaine Martin. He is survived by his sister Carol (Phil) Schmidt; his children, Tamera (Douglas) Martin, Daniel (Susan) Zomer, Kimberly (Thomas) Butler, Michael (Whitney) Zomer; and grandchildren, Nathan Martin, Nick and Josh Zomer; Cameron, Joel, and Alaina Butler; and Levi and Daniel Zomer; special friend, Margaret Jahn.