Norman Housel

Obituary of Norman Mirl Housel

Norman M. Housel JEFFERSON - Norman Mirl Housel, 76 passed away peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Jefferson Healthcare, where he had been a patient for several months. Norman was born on December 6, 1945, the son of Mirl C. and Tyyna S. (Pykari) Housel at the family home in Demark Township. Norman was a lifetime Jefferson area resident. He was known for his incredible work ethic, Norman believed in hard work and passed that on to his daughters. During his early years and until his retirement he worked with his brother at Housel Construction where he was the foreman. While working with his brother, Herbert, he also worked on the family farm. Even after his retirement, Norman never stopped farming. He was privileged to be able to buy the family farm and continue to work the soil. Norman enjoyed farming and was so particular about the use of the land. Never one to be idle he also worked making shipping crates for a local factory; using the skills he learned from Housel Construction. Norman’s greatest joy came from his family; he was so proud of his daughters and grandchildren and their accomplishments. He supported and encouraged them in their triumphs and comforted them in their disappointments. Norman is survived by his beloved wife of forty-three years, Barbara (Bugansky) Housel; daughters, Valerie (Steve)Holmes and their son, Joel Holmes of Florida, Amanda (Don) Mitchell and their children, Brady Mitchell and Brooklyn Mitchell of Cortland, Jessica (James) Fogarty of Cuyahoga Falls; many loving nieces and nephews. Norman was preceded in death by his daughter Vicki Housel in 1985; his father, Mirl Housel in 1975; sister, Marcille (Housel) Dylong in 1980; mother, Tyyna (Pykari) Housel in 1994; brother, Herbert Housel in 2017; sister, Dolores (Housel) Baker in 2020. Private inurnment for Norman will be scheduled in the spring at Oakdale Cemetery. If desired, contributions in Norman’s name may be made to the APL, 5700 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44014. Ducro Funeral Home and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
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