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Norman Thomas Arp


Last updated 1/8/2020 at 5:07pm

Norman Thomas Arp (age 90) of Ritzville, Washington was called home on New Years Eve morning.

Norman was born on April 18, 1929 in Calgary Alberta, Canada to Emil (Shorty) and Jean Arp, born a Canadian Citizen. His father was a US Citizen born in Iowa. He was raised by his mother on a farm outside of Calgary. At the age of 14, he had to take a job driving taxi so he could support the family when his mother was ill and his father was working in the US for the railroad.

Having a dual citizenship, Norman came to the United States to establish his citizenship and joined the Army. He served in...

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