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June and Ralph Storey; Debbie Malatinsky
February 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm

So sorry for your loss. Norm was a fine man.

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Sherri (LeCLear) King
February 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

My favorite all-time teacher. My deepest sympathies to the family. Mr. Garrett made learning French fun, and we learned useful stuff.

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Tammi Wardwell
February 18, 2017 at 11:13 pm

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Garnett was one of my favorite teachers. I will always remember the trip to Paris my senior year. I’m actually going back for a third time this summer, and thinking of him when I am there. He was a wonderful and caring man. I always enjoyed talking to him when I saw him around town. Heaven has gained another angel.

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Kelly (Nelson) Jones
February 19, 2017 at 1:30 am

It’s a shame to see such a great and wonderful man leave us so soon. He was my most favorite teacher and a great person. Thank you for being such a great influence on me. You will be terribly missed.

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Holly Case David
February 19, 2017 at 7:33 am

i remember him well, great times with Mr Garnett, 4 years of French and a wonderful spring break trip with fellow students to France back in 1976. .sincères condoléances

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Betsy, Denis and Sarah Zietlow
February 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

Our deepest condolences. God must have needed an angel in heaven more than he thought we needed him here. Norm Garnett, you will truly be missed. I had the pleasure of having you for a homeroom teacher in 9th grade, a neighbor, and a wonderful friend and member of my church family. You always greeted me with a warm smile and hello and asked about my family. You will always be known in our family as “the birthday guy” because you never missed a Birthday of someone in church. You fought a brave and valiant fight these past couple of years, but God saw you were tired. We are all blessed to have had you as a part of our lives and you leave a void in this community. Prayers of comfort and peace to Betty, Ted, Bob and all of Norm’s family and friends.

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Mac and Colleen Wallace
February 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm

The sky has less sun in it today now that Monsieur Garnett has left this life. He was an amazing teacher, he remembered all of his students and always had a warm smile and a happy heart for all of us. The world is a much better place because he was here and he will truly be missed. Au revoir Monsieur Garnett.

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Ann McAuliffe
February 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

So sad to lose my special cousin

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Jan & Al Granger
February 20, 2017 at 7:04 am

Betty, Al & I are currently in Melbourne,FL, but couldn’t miss an opportunity to send our sympathy, support & love to you!! We LOVED Norm’s enthusiasm for life, his smile, his encouragement & interest in others. We especially enjoyed when you two met and were married 32 years ago! Has it been that long? Of course, it probably seems like yesterday to you! Please know that we lift you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Love/hugs/prayers from both of us. Jan & Al

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Betty Spellman-Hickling
February 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

One of my all time favorite teachers, a great story teller, always made things fun, rest in peace

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Anne and Peter Kressler
February 20, 2017 at 9:25 am

Dear Betty: Peter and I are currently in the Villages in Florida and sadly will not be able to attend services for Norm. We are both truly saddened to hear of Norm’s passing. He was a beloved colleague and friend. He was a very special man, and an excellent teacher! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Anne and Peter Kressler

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Cindy Lopus Davis
February 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Rest in peace Monsieur Garnett. My condolences are with your family. I’m sorry that I never had the opportunity to tell you in person, but you were my favorite teacher of all time. I was fortunate enough to have you as a teacher through all of my high school years for both French and humanities. You instilled a love in me for the French people, language and history. I also started getting interested in art thanks to you. I have had the opportunity to travel to France many times, and I always think of you during my travels.

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Jeff and Linda Cwiek
February 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Betty: Our prayers are with you. We are going to miss hearing Norm’s beautiful voice singing in the pew behind us on Sunday mornings.

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Steven Gensterblum
February 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

There are those few teachers who make a huge impact in a kid’s life. Mr. Garnett was one of those teachers for me. Whenever I am in Quebec for work or vacation, I think of him. I wonder if he realized the impact he made on some of us. Today, I wonder why I never told him.

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Lisa Carroll Davis
February 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

The angels have whispered “we need another angel” and have called you home.

I never had the pleasure of having Mr. Garnett as a teacher but we always had a chance to say Hello every day. He will be missed but his memory will be cherished forever.

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Lisa Rosendale
February 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss, and what a privilege it was to know Monsieur Garnett as a French teacher. He was such a character. I’ll never forget him breaking up our lessons by drawing a keyhole on the chalkboard and pretending to peek through. Or busting out into song “You’re knock kneed, you’re pigeon toed, you’re box ankled too. There’s a curse on your family and it fell on you. You some ugly chiiiild!” (My kids know that song today. 🙂 He was an excellent teacher, and a joy. May God comfort you in your sorrow, and make real the hope of salvation.

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Pete Scavarda
February 21, 2017 at 11:38 am

My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Garnett and family. I enjoyed our many conversations and thought the world of him.

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Carolyn Fleck
February 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm

So very sorry for your loss, Betty. Norm was such a dear man and loved by all. May it help to know that many of his former co-workers are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

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John and Rita Craig
February 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Dear Betty, We had such wonderful times of caroling at the senior centers with Norm. He always had such a bright spirit and a beautiful voice. We are sorry for your loss. Love and prayers, John and Rita Craig and family

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Kim Gamet
March 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm

Mrs. Garnett, Ted and the entire family, Mr. Garnett was my Humanities teacher at Holt High School in 1976-1977. He was such a special person and enthusiastic teacher, he truly made learning fun. We had such fun asking him to say “pass the salt and pepper” in Chinese. He loved making us laugh and the response he got from the entire class when he did that! I saw him over the years and he never forgot who I was even when I tried to remind him because I knew how many hundreds of students he’d had over the years and didn’t think he could possibly remember them all, but he did. He had a knack of making each and every one of us feel special. I was lucky enough to see him at Kroger over the holidays and though I didn’t usually give him a hug, I did that day. Never knew it would be the last time I’d see him on this earth. Rest in peace, Mr. Garnett. Until we meet again. The best job done, good and faithful servant.

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