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Norman Freeze

Freeze, Norman J., age 74 of Germantown passed away November 20, 2016.  He was born in Troy, OH to the late George and Helen (Dye) Freeze.  Norm graduated from Tipp City High School and then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Columbus, OH.  He worked at Hauer Music and Lazy Boy for many years.  Norm was very involved in the Germantown community, he was on the Germantown Rescue Squad for over 25 years, worked part time as a German Township Police officer, attended the First Church of God, and he always looked forward to his role in the Germantown Rescue Squad Musicals.  Norm worked at Valley View schools and was very involved with the Athletic Boosters and the Band Boosters.  He was also a class advisor, the band and choir director, and he wrote the school fight song “Pride in our Colors”.  After retirement, he continued his involvement by filming the Valley View football games and directing the alumni band.  He is survived by his wife Polly (Michael) Freeze, and 2 sons Ronald and Darren Freeze.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 3:00-6:00PM at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home in Germantown, OH.  The funeral services are being privately held.

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Dear Polly and family, Ida and I extend our sympathy in your loss of Norman.May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Don Smith Nov 27 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Polly I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your husband. From his obituary looks like he was a great man. Anyone who belongs to rescue squad that long and does all those other things has to be a special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May our heavenly father comfort and sustain you in the days ahead and bring you peace With Sympathy, Your Jefferson Twp classmate in grade school Sandy Caldwell Howell

Sandy Caldwell Howell Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers and thoughts during the days ahead. Val was letting those know at FJM. Becky sent thoughts and so did Krishna. Hugs...

Pam Damron Nov 23 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Polly, and boys, Bless you all.We are so sorry to hear of Norm's passing.Norm and George went to school together for 12 years in Tipp City and then 4 more at Capital University with Caroline and me.Norm was a groomsman at our wedding in Caledonia Ohio.We love you all and will miss Norm's most gracious smile. Goerge and Caroline

George and Caroline Schram Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences to Norm's family on the loss of a wonderful man.Norm was a legend, particularly in the area of music.His Valley View bands were easily the best of their time, and his shows were memorable and entertaining.He was a friend and mentor to so many in our profession, and he shared his knowledge and musicianship freely.We were lucky to be able to take advantage of this at Purdue University Bands.Norm will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have met him, but we take solace in the belief that he is now performing on a much bigger stage with all the great artists who arrived before him.Enjoy the show, my friend!

Dave and Vicki Leppla Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

Polly, I'm so sorry to hear about Norman. It seems like only yesterday that you were heading off for a honeymoon in Hawaii. Or, so I seem to recall. Time does fly but memories remain. My sympathy goes out to you and your family. Hugs, Sally

Sally Francis Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

It was my pleasure to be able to care for Norman the past month while he was at the facility I worked at. He told me a lot of great stories about his life and we watched Family Feud fast money together. My heart goes out to Polly and the rest of the family. I wish you peace of heart. Norman is now in the perfect place.

Amy Murphy RN Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Norman, I always enjoyed talking to him at the football games and enjoyed waiting on him at the bank the past few months,

Linda Grise Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

Polly and Family Norm was a special friend as we were on the Squad together, in the musicals together, going to the same Church, and had a connection by being on the Township PD although at different times.We will really will miss his smile and laughter.We still have the little wall hanging of our wedding invitation that you made for us hanging on our wall.Remember that we still love you both.

Chuck & Karen Kirk Nov 22 2016 12:00 AM

Marlin and I our sorry for your loss and our thinking about you and the boys. We our hear for you if you need us.40

Carol weaver Nov 21 2016 12:00 AM

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