Norman W. Oetker

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January 2, 1946 - January 11, 2019
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Norman William Oetker was born January 2, 1946 in St. Charles, MO. He proudly served with honor in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Then in 1978, Norman established a non-profit ministry to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people around the world. He traveled extensively in South East Asia and spent 7 years in Mexico. He also lived in various cities in the U.S. spreading the Gospel of Salvation through Jesus Christ alone.

In 2012, he returned from Mexico to St. Charles. At that time, he met Selma, and they were married April 2, 2013. Together they established an internet ministry, sharing the Gospel on many social media sites to countries around the world.

After several months of illness, he passed on into the Gloryland of Heaven on January 11, 2019 at the age of 73 to be with his beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, for eternity.

Norman leaves behind his loving wife Selma I. Oetker; his beloved children Naomi Rebecca (Seamus) O'Donovan, Luke John Oetker, Hannah Ruth (John) Brandt, Anna Rachel (Joey) Smith, James Philip (Jennifer Rose) Oetker, Mary Elizabeth Oetker, and Lydia Grace Oetker; and sixteen treasured grandchildren. He is greeted by his parents Walter W. and Marie A. Oetker in Heaven. Norman was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial contributions in Norman's honor may be made to his family, to assist with funeral expenses.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie Swarts January 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    candle 4I knew Norman and Selma from them shopping at my store. I always enjoyed talking to him and hearing what he had to say. I found him to be so full of the spirit and energy. Positive energy. I will miss his visits, I already have as he became too ill to visit. But I will never forget him. Selma I pray for you to get through these hard days. Love, Debbie

  2. David Femmer January 15, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    candle 8My husband and I were friends of Norman long ago. He was always a true friend. Although, we have not seen him for many years, we will never forget Norman and how he always brought excitement and fun to our lives.
    David and Patty Femmer

  3. David Femmer January 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    candle 6David and I knew Norman years ago when we were all young. He was a true friend, and we always think of Norman with great fondness, and joy. He brought much excitement to our lives.

    David & Patty Femmer

  4. Teodoro Hernandez Gallegos May 6, 2019 at 3:48 am - Reply

    No sabia del fallecimiento de Norman mi mas sentido pesame a su familia. Tuve la oportunidad de conocerlo y convivir con el cuando estuvo viviendo en Reynosa Tam. Una gran persona para mi en lo personal. Descanse en paz…

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