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Norman Lonny Shook

November 3, 1938 May 8, 2020
Norman Lonny  Shook
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Obituary for Norman Lonny Shook

Norman Lonny Shook was born November 3, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to Norman Frank and Goldie L. (nee: Hammons) Shook. He passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81 years.

Mr. Shook is the beloved husband and best friend of Marilyn. Dad to Laura (Eric) Nelson and Lon (Traci) Shook. Grandpa to Erin Nelson, Joel and Ethan Shook. Brother of Betty and Richard Krok; Brother-in-law to Dennis and Pauline Rovano.

Norman retired from Chrysler Corporation in 2001, Outer Drive Tech Center, where he worked as a Tool and Die Maker. Norman and Marilyn recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Norman proudly served in the United States Air Force.

Norman heart of pure gold and would offer the shirt off of his back to anyone that needed it and then offer 5 more right after that, no questions asked. He was strong, patient, and gentle. His humor is one of a kind and dispersed with great one liners. He was a man of few words, but when he talked, you listened. He had this grace to him and took ever thing in stride. He taught us all what was important and what it is that you should set as your priority, and that was family. He had this luck to him, he loved the slots and the slots loved him. He loved nothing more than his family, his friends, his dogs, and a nice, new, big, flat screen tv from Costco. He always made you feel welcome and was our family’s biggest cheerleader. He stressed to us all to do the right thing. He made a mean breakfast and it was common to wake up to the smell of bacon and finding Grandpa in his white t-shirt standing at the stove cooking for our whole family. He loved to barbeque on his Weber grill and cooked a rare steak perfectly every time. He made each of us feel so loved and appreciated in our own way. He was such a good person and our world will be less bright without him here.

He was proud of his grandchildren’s accomplishments; his granddaughter Erin graduating from Oakland University and proud of his grandson’s; Joel graduating from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep and now attending University of Detroit Mercy, and Ethan going into his senior year at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep.

Our memories of him are filled with travels to his many favorite destinations, listening to his stories, watching Law and Order reruns, going on boat rides at his house up north, many lunches, dinners and ice creams treats at his favorite restaurants with his grandchildren, and watching sports. We loved his many birthday calls that involved him singing. There will be a major void in our family that will never be replaced. Our hearts hurt.

A celebration of Norman’s life will be held at a later date due to the current restrictions of public gatherings in place due to the COVID -19 Virus.

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