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Old 11-24-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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A member's passing ...

We learned this morning that our dear friend, Norm Kwist (nkwist, MOC #821), passed away last Friday night. Chris, his lovely bride of only five years, emailed us to let us know. Norm didn't post much, but he was a long-time MOC member and an all-around nice guy and always willing to help a friend. For those of you who have seen our screen door opener (we call it the "Norm Kwist Special"), Norm "invented" that handy-dandy device and showed Steve how to install it on our Montana shortly after we met him and Chris.

We will miss him.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Sad news....Please pass on our condolences to Chris.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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Viccccccccccccccccccccccccccki please pass our condolences also even thou we never meet him iam sure he was a great person .Allen & Iris
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
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So sorry to hear about Norm's passing. We never met him but we did have a copy of his screen door opener on our Montana. We send our condolences to his family.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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Very sorry to hear this, CountryGuy and I never met him either, but have his screen door opener as well as many others here at MOC do.

Prayers for the family and friends left behind.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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I don't believe we ever met, but we know that Steve and Vicki thought highly of the gentlemen. We too have his door opener. That is really quite a memorial, since it is used many times every day, it will keep his memory alive. Our sympathy to his family and friends.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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We are very sorry to hear of the loss of a MOC member. It sounds as if he really enjoyed his life these last few years. He will be missed.

Dennis and Mary Kay
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:24 PM   #8
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Thats to sad,,, I will think about him every time I open my screen door on the Monty using his handy dandy invention.
Our prayers go out to him and his family.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #9
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Our thoghts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:47 PM   #10
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Our prayers go out to his family and wife. God Bless!
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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Our sincerest condolences to Norm's family and friends and to all the MOCers he met. There's sadness in the MOC when reading of this type of post because while I did not meet him, there's a kinship that is felt with others who share common thoughts and experiences in a discrete club like the MOC and any loss can be quite profound.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:58 AM   #12
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Norm's family and all his friends. We too have his handy door screen opener and will remember him often.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:00 AM   #13
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Our sympathy to his wife and family and friends.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:44 AM   #14
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I think our loss of our friend, Norm, has hit me harder than I ever thought it could. Norm was one of those guys who are just plain likeable. He and Chris were avid golfers. Their travels often consisted of looking for a good golf course, finding a nearby rv park, then golfing and sightseeing from that base.

We first met Norm and Chris when they pulled into the site next to us in Mountain Meadow RV Park in Hungry Horse, MT., near Glacier NP. I believe they were there for a week or so. When we left Hungry Horse, we went next to Red Rock RV Park, Island Park, ID, near Yellowstone NP. In a week or so, who pulled into the site next to us but Norm and Chris! On one of our trips to Tybee Island we detoured into Florida to visit Steve and Betty (SteveS) and to stop in Destin to visit Norm and Chris. Norm and Chris traveled in warmer weather and wintered in their condo in Destin. Chris and Norm fixed us a fabulous meal. They both enjoyed cooking.

Norm was a fighter pilot in Vietnam and a retired Eastern Airlines pilot. He appeared in very good health last time we saw him. We understand the discovery of terminal cancer was just a couple of weeks before his passing.

For those who perhaps met Norm...

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