Norman Rudolf Dusterhoft


It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of an amazing father, grandfather and wonderful friend.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 Norman Rudolf Dusterhoft, life-long resident of Rocky Rapids, passed away at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 65 years.

Norm will forever be remembered and extremely loved by his children, Danielle (Dwight) Jonzon, Dean (Jessica) Dusterhoft, Dale Dusterhoft, Dana Dusterhoft (Jawad Vazirmuhammad) and Darcy Dusterhoft; grandchildren, Chase Jonzon, Shaye Jonzon, Tori Jonzon, Dandaline Dusterhoft and Delilah Dusterhoft; as well as by many extended family, colleagues and great friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Rudolf and Rose Dusterhoft and brother, Alvin Dusterhoft.

A Funeral Service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hwy 759, Tomahawk, Alberta on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Marshall officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Rapids Cemetery.

Norm’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Cody Thomson, Jocelyn Calihoo, Tanya Hines, Lonnie Hartley, Bonterra, all of the staff at Value Drug Mart and all other Doctors and nurses who showed such compassion and provided amazing care for Norm throughout his illness.

For those who so desire, memorial contributions in Norm’s name may be made directly to the Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation – Cancer Clinic or Palliative Care – 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1N8.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tomahawk

Hwy 759, Tomahawk, Alberta

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Rocky Rapids Cemetery

Junction of Township Road 502 and Range Road 72, Rocky Rapids, Alberta

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Sherry Barkley

I am so sad to hear the passing of Norm. I had the pleasure of working with Norm for many years. He always had a smile on his face when he walked into the office. My heartfelt sympathies to all his family, He will truly be missed.


Another good one….gone. His positive attitude throughout this whole battle is what drug him all the way to Nov. 8. That’s a big fight! Good for you mister! Those of us you’ve left behind…are gonna miss ya…lots…. see ya eh?

Dianne Dusterhoft

Your family should be so proud how you honoured you father and grand father yesterday, It was heart warming to see the large attendance.. And the final journey in his old truck was touching and so Norman. The blanket was a very nice touch also. Your dad is proud.


Dorraine and Harvey Kenworthy

My deepest condolences to the Dusterhoft family.
Spend many years playing baseball with Norm and his rubber boots.
He will be truly missed

Cynthia Shaw

I was saddened to hear this news of Norman’s passing, I was wondering where he was. I had many nice conversations with him on range road 70 while running/walking my hounds. I am so sorry for your loss, he was a kind man.

Gerard Tuma & family

Deepest condolences from your Minnesota friends. It’s been about fifteen years since our enjoyed stay. Many fun and happy memories.
Sending prayers , RIP Norm .

Ray Sharon Tufty Stony plain

Dear danielle dwight and the rest of the family we are sorry to hear of the lose of your dad at that young age I am shur he will be missed dearly bye you all you only have one dad in life our love and prayer are with you all at this sad time in your life god bless you all

Sarah Dusterhoft

I’d never met Norm, my father in law, Marvin and he, were cousins. When I read this, I felt compelled to send my deepest condolences to the entire family and to all his friends; he sounded like a wonderful man.
I’d also like to add, who ever wrote the obituary, bravo. Absolutely beautifully written and the thanks given to the staff who cared for him was extremely touching.
Love and prayers, Sarah

Marcia Carmichael

I spent time with Norm out on his work run, and many company functions. He talked about his kids all the time, and it was obvious that he was full of love and pride for them. I wish Norm’s family strength, as well as the very best in life. Continue to make him proud.❤️

Ken Cornish

Hauled oil from battery for him was good to know him back a couple of years

Barb Seely

My deepest sympathies to all of Norm’s families. It is extremely hard losing a father grandfather great grandfather. Carry all your memories in your heart.

Gord & Sandy Hamilton

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May the special times you spent with your dad/ grandfather help to comfort you .

Martha Grove

Dean, Danielle, Dale, Dana, and Darcy,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss of your Dad. He was a very nice man, and I hope you all have wonderful memories of time spent with your Dad. I know you will miss him dearly.

Marcy Belva

My condolences to Danielle, Dean, Dale, Dana, Darcy and your families and partners. Your dad will be missed by so many.

Maureen Schwab

My thoughts are with Norman’s children and grand children. I know he will be missed so much

June C. Leach

Norm used to come into my store in Drayton and we would yell “NORM” like in the Cheers episodes. He always got a kick out of it and wondered where his stool was. 🙂 I will miss seeing him. My deepest condolences to his family.

Lynn Brisebois

Spent many years in hockey with this man and always found him a pleasure to be around ,caring, giving and a great family man. RIP Norman you will be sadly missed, but you leave behind wonderful memories

Wayne & Kathy Linde

Sorry for your loss , our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family .He will be missed by all

Holly Kearley

My sincerest condolences to Dean and the whole Dusterhoft family ♡ Your Dad was a wonderful man. Keep the memories close to your heart. Thinking of you all♡Hugs

Terri Fulks

I’ll miss him coming into the store and getting a Kit Kat. I didn’t know him very well….but he always had a hello and a smile.

Brenda Geary-Dusterhoft

Danielle, Dean, Dale, Dana and Darcy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was always such a great guy to visit with! Bumping into him at the White Bull always called for a sit down over coffee. Even the last time I saw him in the hospital he was up for a visit and a chat.
He will be missed,
Brenda Geary-Dusterhoft.

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