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Norman Edward "Norm" Gapske

Norman Edward "Norm" Gapske
  • July 31, 1932 - September 13, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
    349 Capital Avenue, NE
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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My deepest condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of being a student of Mr. Gapske's at Albion High School. He was a great teacher, one who treated all of his students with kindness and respect. He was certainly one of the best. May you all find comfort in knowing that he was well liked by the students of Albion. My prayers of comfort remain for you all.


Posted by: Renee Miller - Albion, MI - Student   Sep 18, 2019

Barb and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss having the pleasure of caring for Norm. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Kristi Voshell - Bellevue, MI - Friend   Sep 16, 2019

He was my first teacher on my quest to become a computer operator/network engineer...Everyone had to take typing to enter the Computer Program at Albion High School...Great Teacher!


Posted by: Tony Brewer - Millbrook, AL   Sep 16, 2019

Mr. Gapske was my teacher in high school. I learned so much from him. Not just typing but how to balance a checkbook, write a check, and how to write letters. He gave us life skills. My deepest condolences to the family. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to have been his student.


Posted by: Delores Ray Cole - FL   Sep 15, 2019

Mr. Gapske was one of my favorite teachers. He taught me to type and that skill gave me steady work for most of my working life. He made the learning process fun and challenging. He was always available to answer questions and explain things. I really enjoyed him . I'm sorry for your loss.KPi


Posted by: Karen King - Sun City Center, FL - Student   Sep 15, 2019

Mr. Gapske was one of my more memorable high school teachers. He taught most of my business classes and left me with many pleasant memories of him and his classes. My sincerest condolences to the Gapske family.


Posted by: Bonnie Currie Welty - Powder Springs, GA   Sep 15, 2019

Barb and Norm were good friends with my parents Andy and Edith Kooi. Dad and Norm taught Night School and worked on other things together. He will be sadly missed. He was a well respected educator in Albion.


Posted by: Sam Hyer - Rockford, MI   Sep 15, 2019

Mr. Gapske taught almost all of my business classes in High School. He also got me my co-op job when I was a Senior. Fond memories of him and condolences to his family.


Posted by: Pam Russell-Alsbury - Bellevue, MI   Sep 15, 2019

Nice picture. So glad for the times when we got to know each other better in Florida. Love and Prayers


Posted by: Sharon Beutler - Kingston, MI - Family   Sep 15, 2019

Mr. Gapske, was an a fixture throughout our High School years. He oversaw co-op and ran the school bookstore. That is where I first experienced working, scheduling, ordering and bookkeeping. Yet, the most valuable thing I learned was a strong work ethic; which has silently guided me throughout my life to this day. I appreciate that he believed in the students and gave of himself for us. Paul and I have fond memories. We are so sorry for your great loss.


Posted by: Paul and Phyllis (Hunt) Woods - Homer, MI   Sep 14, 2019