MADISON/OREGON-Charles John “CJ” Norwell, age 30, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
He was born in Madison on Feb. 24, 1983, to parents John Norwell and Nancy Meyer. He graduated from Madison Memorial High School in 2001 and completed a Bachelor’s degree from UW Milwaukee in Art and Graphic Design in 2006. CJ also took the paralegal post baccalaureate program at Madison College. CJ was very active in sports and played hockey for the Madison West Flyers and football at Madison Memorial High School. He loved traveling and especially enjoyed family vacations to Florida, Disneyworld and Hawaii. CJ was passionate about fishing and loved to converse about fishing and the best spots for hours. He was also avid about movies and loved action movies such as Indiana Jones. CJ was also a history buff and was especially knowledgeable about World War II history.
CJ is survived by his loving parents, John (Mary) Norwell of Oregon and Nancy (Bruce Brownell) Meyer of Fitchburg. He is also survived by his brother, William (Brittany) Norwell of Oregon; a step-sister, Rebecca (Bryant) Welch of North Carolina; aunts and uncles, Gale (Mike) Rundle of Janesville, Duncan (Judy) Norwell of Huron, Ohio; cousins, Bryan Rundle of Janesville, Justin Rundle of Madison, Christina (Shayne) Fischer of Ohio, Douglas (Cathy LeValle) Norwell of Ohio, Patrick (Karyn) Norwell of Ohio, and Catherine (Justin) Cutcher of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Wilma Meyer of Madison and Charles “Chick” and Evelyn Norwell of Ashland.
A memorial service will be held at PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 N. Alpine Parkway, Oregon, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Visitation will be held at the church from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, and also from 2 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday.
If desired, memorial donations may be given to the Meyer Family Scholarship at Madison Area Technical College- Foundation, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 or People’s Methodist Church, 103 N Alpine Parkway, Oregon, WI 53575.
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Visitation will be held at the church from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, and also from 2 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday.
A memorial service will be held at PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 N. Alpine Parkway, Oregon, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013.