COON VALLEY — Norman L. Oliver, 70, of Coon Valley died Friday, July 28, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

He was born Nov. 8, 1946, to Clifford and Myrtle (Hooverson) Oliver. He attended school in Viroqua and Westby. Norman helped farm and worked at the Chaseburg Creamery after graduation. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the spring of 1966, and was honorably discharged in 1972, after serving two tours in Vietnam. He worked at the Chaseburg Creamery, Sara Lee Bakery, Westby Creamery and Wis-Pak, retiring in 2004 due to his health. He was married to Joyce Oliver and they were later divorced.

He is survived by a sister, Georgann Carley of Beaumont, Calif.; two brothers, Dennis (Bonnie) Oliver of La Crosse and Tom (Karen) Oliver of Coon Valley; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Steven Oldre. Burial with military honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in La Crosse. Online condolences may be offered at

The family would like to thank the staff at Gundersen Health System, the Coon Valley First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance and the many special neighbors on Nelson Street for their excellent care and assistance.