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.