LEWISTON — Norman F. Pruell, 72, of Lewiston, passed away on Wednesday August 15, 2018, at his companion’s home in Lewiston. He was born in Topsham on May 28, 1946, a son of the late John J. and Josephine (Tomko) Pruell.

Norm graduated from Brunswick High School, class of 1965. He enjoyed sports very much. He participated in basketball and tennis, but football was his favorite and he was proud to be on the roster of the first undefeated team at Brunswick High in 1964.

After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served three tours in Vietnam, one to be remembered was in October of 1968 on the DMV.

After the military, he lived in Colorado, where he married the late Dolores (Boswell) Pruell. He returned back home to Maine in 1976 with his then wife and three children. Norm worked in various jobs throughout his life, doing sales in Jeeps, carpentry work and finding his niche with construction, building log homes and cabins.

He retired in 2001 where he enjoyed much time with his love for hunting and fishing. He also discovered his fondness of golf. He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 9150 where he was an active member for much of his life.

He later met Monique Russell and they shared a special bond of caring, love and understanding.

Norm is survived by his brother, Stan Pruell and his wife Karin of Lisbon, his sister, Charlene Engstrom and her husband Dan of Wisconsin, his daughter, Sabrina Packard of Chattanooga, TN, his companion, Monique Russell of Lewiston and many other family and friends that he cared deeply about.

Condolences may be shared with Norm’s family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

Per his request, there will be no service and burial will take place at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls.