Norman W. Baaso

January 30, 1920July 7, 2012

Norman W. Baaso East Lansing

Born January 30, 1920 in Calumet, MI, Norman passed away on July 7, 2012 at the age of 92. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, 1942 through 1945. He retired from General Motors in 1982 after 25 years of service. Norman was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Miriam; daughters, Carolyn (Edward) Tobin and Cheryl (John) Cogo; grandsons, Charles Meluch, Thomas Meluch and Mark Cogo; granddaughter, Ellen (James IV) Willis; and great-grandson, James Willis V; and sister, Clarice Bradley.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 12 noon at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.

Thank you to all who have reached out to comfort us, and special thanks to the nurses and staff at Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, P. O. Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909 in memory of Norman. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 21, 2012

Norman W. Baaso

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Jim & Lydia Barrie

July 19, 2012

Miriam, Carolyn, Cheryl and family....Jim and I send our condolences....Norm was such a sweet man, 92 years is amazing and he was so sweet and gentle to the end. His passing leaves a huge void, but the wonderful life you had with him will help you thru this sad time....Our Love Jim and Lydia

John Gingas

July 15, 2012

Carolyn & family,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories of special moments with him shine through the sadness of his passing and provide you peace.