Norman Gunsolley Memorial Fund

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Norman Gunsolley Memorial Fund: $
Dear family and friends of WCS,
Please be in prayer for the Gunsolley family...... Norm, who was the WCS administrator for 25 years, went to be with Jesus early Monday, morning. He is rejoicing before His Lord and King without any pain or limitations. But the family is left here to continue life without him. So pray for them as they walk this path that is bittersweet - they know the Hope of heaven, but the reality of life without Norm here is hurtful. So please take opportunities to love on them as God leads you.  Our hearts are saddened at the loss of this dear saint of God who has touched many of our lives.
Norman Allen Gunsolley of Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 6:39 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Grace Village Health Care of Winona Lake at the age of 72 after a four month battle with cancer.

Norman graduated from high school in 1962 in Columbus, Nebraska.  In 1966 he received his Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois and earned his Master's degree from the University of South Dakota in School Administration in 1970.

Before retiring in 2012, Norman had a 46 year long career in education.  He had a passion for Christian education and began his career with schools in Illinois.  Later he started Community Christian School in Fort Dodge, Iowa and worked there for ten years until moving to Kosciusko County, Indiana in 1987.  The last 25 years of his career were spent as the administrator at Warsaw Christian School.  He was a former member of the International Association of Christian Schools.

Norman was an active member of Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw and served as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher.  He loved the Lord with all of his heart, soul and mind.  He enjoyed camping, gardening, feeding and watching birds, reading and studying his Bible.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing games, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.  

He was born on January 21, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa to the late Earl Thomas Gunsolley and Marian Frances (Cain) Gunsolley, who survives in Stanton, Nebraska.  On June 11, 1966 he married Mary Lou (Beddoe) Gunsolley, who survives in Winona Lake, Indiana.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and mother, as well as his four daughters:  Michelle (fiancé Tim Grusenmeyer) (Fort Wayne, Indiana); Kristine (husband Eric) Bowling (West Chicago, Illinois); Janelle (husband Aaron) Turner (Winona Lake, Indiana); Lisa (husband Paul) Greunke (Omaha, Nebraska); and eleven grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers:  Ronald (wife Joanne) Gunsolley (Marquette, Kansas); Timothy (wife Beth) Gunsolley (Colorado Springs, Colorado); and his sister:  Susanne Kment (Stanton, Nebraska).  He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

His funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Community Grace Brethren Church, 909 S. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Roy Chapin.  Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.

Memorial donations in Norman's name may be directed to Warsaw Christian School, 909 S. Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana or to Community Christian School, 2406 9 1/2 Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa  50501 and would be appreciated by the family.