Norman Steven Couzens (55 years) passed into eternity on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Norman was born on October 5, 1966 to Jon David Couzens Sr. and Angela Leone Couzens. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in 1984. Norman was a graduate of the Electronics Institute in 1987 and held a Bachelor’s Degree in the Technology and Computer field. He retired from AT&T (Southwestern Bell) after 28 years of service.
Norman accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in December, 1990. He loved to serve in various areas of ministry, including Nursery, Praise & Worship, and the Sports Ministry. His favorite verses of scripture were 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. He was known for his faithfulness, kindness and ability to rattle off facts about any sports and history subjects. He is the guy you wanted on your team for the game, Trivial Pursuit! Through his life, he played Baseball, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Tae Kwon Do and even took up Bowling for a bit. Norm was not afraid to try new things. He loved all genres of music and movies.
His first priority and greatest joy was being a father to MariAngela and David. Norm was there for them in all their adventures, school events and community involvement. Norm took care of all their needs and always planned time to make memories with them whether it be taking the kids to concerts, the state fair, or vacations. He had great joy in serving alongside David in Boy Scouts and was very involved in Special Olympics. He was a very proud of his children and all they accomplished. Norm loved to read and study the Word of God and would fervently share it with anyone and everyone.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jon David Couzens, Sr; His brother, Jon David Couzens, Jr.; His father-in-law, Giuseppe Parrino; His paternal grandparents, William Couzens and Ruth McMahon. His maternal grandparents, Vincenzo and Vincenza Leone.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years (March 5, 1994), Marilena, and his children MariAngela and David of Independence; His mother, Angela Couzens, of Greenwood; His sister DeAnna Keith (Stan) of Greenwood. His mother-in-law, Antonina Pizzolato of Independence; His brother-in-law’s, Giovanni Parrino (Giovanna); Luigi Parrino (Maria) and Aurelio Parrino (Kathy); His niece and nephews, Nicholas, Jude, Joseph, Daniel, Maria and Alex. His friend and former sister-in-law, Stacy Hood (Tyler) of Blue Springs and many other friends, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His family will receive family and friends from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2022 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. Memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel. Memories of Norman and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Our family sincerely thanks all of you who have reached out during this time and throughout Norman’s life.