|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1921|
|Death: ||May 19, 1997|
Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, Norman Schaaf enlisted in the U. S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific theatre. He met his first wife, Addie Caroline Yarborough, in San Francisco, while on shore leave. She had followed her older sister Felma ["Pep"] to the city to work during the war years. Addie was raised in Mississippi, so this was the union of a Southern Belle and a "Yankee."
After their first child was born, in her father's hometown in 1948, the family relocated to the South, first to Baton Rouge, LA and eventually to Houston, TX, where they raised their three children, Judy, Norman (b. 1950) and Nancy (b. 1952).
Norman was in the Naval Reserve for 2 years and 8 months before the United States entered World War II. He was trained on the USS Wyoming from 13 June - 19 October 1941. During the war, he served on the USS Nashville (1941-1943) and the USS Oakland (17 July 1943 until the end of the War), where he was Storekeeper. He served during seminal battles in the Pacific theatre during the war.
Norman's ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay and this memorial alone commemorates him.
Norman Joseph Schaaf (1894 - 1974)
Alfrieda Charlotte Anna Elizabeth Kirschstein Schaaf (1894 - 1994)
Addie Caroline Yarborough (1920 - 2009)
Gloria Ann Schaaf Lyle*
Edith Charlotte Schaaf (1918 - 1930)*
Norman David Schaaf (1921 - 1997)
Shirley Marie (Annmarie) Schaaf (1928 - 2015)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Created by: Judy Schaaf
Record added: Sep 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59147305