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Norman Bisgaard

May 3, 1930 — March 26, 2014

** TO VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTE, CLICK WEBLINK ABOVE, IT WILL START AUTOMATICALLY  **Norman Bisgaard, age 83 of Belle Fourche, died peacefully on Wednesday March 26, 2014 at the Sturgis Regional Hospital with his loving family at his side.  He can now rest in peace after years of battling the effects of emphysema and COPD. The funeral service will be held 10:30 am Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche.  Visitation will be held 3 to 7 pm Sunday, with the family present at 5pm,  at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  There will be a 7pm public prayer service and time of telling stories to celebrate Norm’s life. Interment will be held 9am Tuesday at Black Hills National Cemetery, with Military Honors presented by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard. Norm was born May 3, 1930 to Chris and Katie Bisgaard in Nisland , SD.  He was raised and lived on a farm south of Nisland.  He attended the Loup Country School his first 8 grades with his three brothers.  His younger years were spent on the farm herding sheep, hunting rabbits and coyotes, fishing for bullheads and shooting pheasants for Sunday dinners.  His parents sold the farm in the mid 1940’s and moved to Nisland, where he attended high school.  His two older brothers were drafted to serve in the service for WWII. Norman joined the Army in 1948 and served one year in Fort Bliss Texas, was transferred to active reserves in 1949. He was called to duty in early 1950 and spent six weeks at Ft. Lewis Washington.  His unit was sent to Korea and attached to the 25th Infantry division, 35th regiment, were he was platoon leader on the front lines in North Korea near the Chosin  Resevior, from there south, into South Korea, and back to the 38 parallel until his replacement a year later in 1951.  He was sent back to the states where he was discharged and returned to active reserve until his five years were up. On July 26, 1953 Norman married Angie Capra, a young lady from Boyes, Montana. They were married 60 years and had four children Rodney, Marty, Janelle and Craig.  After the service he worked in construction. In 1960 he helped to build Modern Builders Supply, a cabinetry shop that he and Angie owned and operated for 48 years.  Norman was a craftsman that could make anything out of wood.  He especially liked building custom cabinets.  He was very meticulous and took great pride in the quality of his work.   Norman was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved to hunt, fish, and snowmobile in the Black Hills and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren at their cabin in the hills. Norman was a life time member of the VFW, two times Commander of the American Legion, 33 ½ years with the Belle Fourche Fire Department and two time President of the Belle Fourche Lions Club. Norman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Angie of Belle Fourche; sons, Rod (Renee) of Belle Fourche, Craig (Carmen) of Rapid City; daughter, Janelle Jensen (and friend, Scott Montgomery) of Belle Fourche; 7 grandchildren, Marti (Nick) Anliker, Brady, Bricee, Brandon, and Tanner Bisgaard, Kelsey (Nick) Herman, Troy Jensen; great grandson, Iver Jensen; and 3 brothers, George (Fleetah) Bisgaard of Casper WY, Calvin (Lore) Bisgaard of Rapid City, Carl (Sherry) Bisgaard of Bailey CO. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son Martin Dean Bisgaard in 1966. Date of Birth May 3, 1930 – Nisland, South Dakota   Date of Death March 26, 2014 – Sturgis, South Dakota   Funeral Service 10:30 A.M. – Monday – March 31, 2014 Christian Life Center  Belle Fourche, SD   Officiant Pastor Paul Howard   "Footprints"Read by Bricee BisgaardSpecial Music “On the Wings of a Dove” –  Judy Howard, soloist “Green, Green Grass of Home” – Doug Larson, soloist “How Great Thou Art” - recorded    Casketbearers (Grandchildren) Marti Anliker                                                    Tanner Bisgaard Brady Bisgaard                                                   Kelsey Herman Brandon Bisgaard          Bricee Bisgaard                Troy Jensen   All of Norm’s good friends are considered Honorary Pallbearers   Interment Black Hills National Cemetery – Sturgis, South Dakota Military Honors Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard
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