Norman Gilbert DeRoin, Sr
”1931 - 2021”
No winter without a spring
And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing ….
For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away
Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day
Norman Gilbert DeRoin, Sr. age 90 passed away May 2, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Norman was the only child to Vena Barnes and Frank DeRoin born in Pawnee, Oklahoma March 28, 1931. He resided in the Tulsa area for over 60 years.
He attended Pawnee Indian School and later graduated from Chilocco Indian school where he met his lifelong companion and love of his life, Alene Jamison (Seneca-Cayuga). They were married August 15, 1950 in Newkirk, Oklahoma. Norman enlisted into the Marine Corp and served honorably in San Diego, California.
They moved back to Oklahoma where they made their home with their 4 children Norman Jr, Farrell, Lynn, and John DeRoin. He was proceeded in death by his Mother, Father, Wife, Daughter and Great Grandson. Norman enjoyed listening to his Glen Miller and reminiscing on the memories that shaped his life. He took on the role of raising his entire family until his last days. He will be greatly missed as a man of few words, but a world of wisdom. Norman is survived by 3 sons, 11 grandchildren, and numerous Great Grandchildren along with many extended family members.
The DeRoin family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences at this time. We salute you Norman as a Marine takes his journey home.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 1, 10:00AM, at the Indian Camp Chapel, Pawhuska. Pastor Scott Kohnle will officiate.
Interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.
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