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John Olan Norman

November 21, 1949 - April 27, 2018

Rosary: 6 p.m. Thursday with visitation until 8 p.m. at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole.

Mass of Christian Burial: Noon on Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2016 Willis Lane, Keller, Texas.

Interment: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.


John Olan Norman, beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Friday, April 27th 2018.

John was born in Fort Worth and was a graduate of Nolan High School.  He went on to earn his masters degree from the University of North Texas and his doctoral degree from Indiana University. He was a professor of Russian history at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo for many years.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Olan Norman; and his sister, Alice Perullo, and is survived by his sisters, Mary Poplin, Sharon Napper, Bonnie Kenney and her husband Joseph; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

His memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him.