Wainio, Norman George age 69, died November 13, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. Norman was born in Delavan, WI, graduated from Duluth (MN) Central HS, and then lived several years in Minneapolis MN, during which time he received a commendation from the Minneapolis Police Department for saving a person from committing suicide. In 1995, he moved west to Canon City, CO then to Tucson AZ. Despite having to struggle against many heavy burdens that life thrust, Norman continued to the end with exuberance, always ready to give a helping hand. Norm was a devoted and caring son to his parents, George and Helmi Wainio, both of whom preceded him in death. He found comfort exploring his own spirituality, found fellowship among similarly seeking kindred souls, and enjoyed mentoring and encouraging his 7 nephews and nieces and proffering advice to his siblings who now survive him: brother, Robert Wainio of Broken Arrow, OK, and sisters, Marilyn Halonen of Tucson, AZ and Cheryl (Mike) Stellenberg of Rochester, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norman's honor can be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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