Norman Oscar Brouse Jr., 72, of Lewisburg, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2017, at his home.
He was born May 19, 1945, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Norman and Ruth Brouse.
Norm was a 1963 graduate of Lewisburg High School. In 1966, he received a bachelors of science degree in agricultural education from Penn State University.
Though trained in education, Norm was a farmer at heart, having worked at a local farm throughout his youth and college. A short stint as a high school teacher convinced him of that, and he continued to farm until he went to work for the Postal Service in 1975, completing 36 years of service in 2011.
A lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church, where he served on church council, sang in the choir and was the all-around "property guy."
Norm was a doer. He was passionate about baseball and coached Little League through high school ball for 25 years. He was an avid bowler and in later years channeled his love of farming into a large family garden.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Keefer Brouse; son, Norman III, his companion, Sue Adams, and grandson, Travis Bertovich; son, Dennis, his wife Maria, and grandchildren, Drew and Mya; daughter, Jessica Johnson, husband Charles, and granddaughter, McKenzie; and son, Travis, and grandchildren, Brady and Lilly; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Ray and Lisa Brouse, Jeff and Tammy Brouse, Tim and Nancy Brouse, and Cindy Brouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Faith Lutheran Church, Route 45, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Gregory Kramer officiating. Friends will be greeted by the family ahead of the service starting at 5 p.m. and following the service at supper in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Norman's memory may be made to the Brandon S. Kramm Memorial Endowment Fund at www.greendragonfoundation.org.
Published on December 18, 2017