Norman Maeschen

Norman Maeschen


January 14, 1932 - December 11, 2021


Norman Maeschen, 89, of Ethan, SD, died Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Corsica Good Samaritan Society in Corsica, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 16, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM scripture service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Norman Maeschen was born January 14, 1932, to William and Mary (Loos) Maeschen in rural Ethan, SD. He attended rural schools in Davison County, and farmed with his family until he entered the US Army on February 10, 1953. He was honorably discharged on December 22, 1954. After returning from the Army, Norman began farming in 1955, and received his GED in 1958.

On April 19, 1960, Norman married Bonnie VanGorp in Aurora Center, SD.

Norman served on the Ethan School Board, and was the chairman for 14 years. He served on the Tobin Township Board for 44 years as a supervisor, and the South Dakota Association of Towns and Townships as Director of Davison County. He was a dedicated member of the Moose Lodge holding many elected positions. Norman was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.  

Norman loved spending time with family, friends, and his dog, Sasha.

Norman is survived by his wife, Bonnie; five children, Scott (Janet) Maeschen, Dawn (Larry) Johnsen, Kent Maeschen, Robert (Krissy) Maeschen, and Denise (Johnny) Monsees; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and sister, LaVonne Hohn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary; brothers, Gerald and Gary; sister, Anita Neugebauer; father and mother-in-law, Neal and Cecelia VanGorp; and one brother-in-law.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Scripture Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD


Thursday, December 16, 2021
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Dorothy Heitzman on December 18, 2021
You have my sympathy. Melvern & I always so enjoyed visiting with you folks at the Pizza Ranch on Sat nights.
Posted by Ron & Bonnie Sogn on December 17, 2021
Rob & Famiy sorry to hear of the passing of your Farther WE know you will miss him
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on December 16, 2021
Bonnie and family, our sincere condolences with the loss of Norman. God Bless
Posted by Ron and Diane Reimnitz on December 16, 2021
Bonnie and Families we extend our deepest sympathy and prayers. Cherish the memories. Norman was good card player, we remember several times we came to visit and it turned into play some kind of cards. Again deepest sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Denny Neugebauer on December 15, 2021
Rob you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🙏
Posted by Nancy Weber on December 15, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. So hard to give them up. Thinking of you in the days ahead.
Posted by Chad Nemec on December 15, 2021
Very sorry to hear this. Norm was a mentor when I first joined the Moose and possibly the most decent man I ever met.
Posted by Myron Storm on December 14, 2021
My sympathies to Bonnie and the rest of the family!!! Great man and family!!! So many times I am so impressed on what people were able to achieve in their life. I think, wow!!! Look what he did!!!! I think that generation should have a book written about them starting from what life was like when they were young and how they were able to survive to the end. Most people today have no idea of what they went through. I am glad I was able to know the family and pray God will give them strength through this time.
Posted by Barb Goldammer on December 14, 2021
Rob,Krissy and the rest of Norman’s family. You have our deepest sympathies.
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on December 14, 2021
Our condolences to you Bonnie & families on Norman's passing. He was always fun to visit & talk with whenever we met. He will be missed by all!!
Posted by John Erpenbach on December 14, 2021
I'm saddened at Norman's passing; I know brother Glen thought highly of him; you all were great neighbors when Glen was sick
Posted by Chuck and Pat Hohn on December 14, 2021
I was sad to read of Norman's passing. He and Bonny were great neighbors and friends to Mom and Dad. Later they were just as good to us when we married and lived on the farm down the road. They seemed to have always been a part of my life until moving away from there. He and your family saw some very hard times in the early 60's but stayed the course and made a life in the community. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Barry Thompson on December 13, 2021
Thoughts and prayers with the family
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