K. Norman Gautesen, 76, formerly of Camden, died June 13, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness. Born in Camden on June 29, 1934, he was the son of Knut and Astrid (Bendicksen) Gautesen and was a 1952 graduate of Camden High School. As a young child, he enjoyed spending summers on North Haven with his family where he developed a life-long passion for sailing. He married his classmate, Mary Jane Thomas on July 13, 1952 in Camden. Norman was employed for many years in the grocery business.

In 2006, Norman and Mary Jane moved to Union to be near their son, Tom Gautesen.

He was an active member of the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden for many years; a former board member of Sixty Three Washington Street, and a 50-year member of Amity Masonic Lodge. Norman enjoyed his weekly bowling matches with his good friends Charlie Heald and Paul Marshall. Norman loved planting gardens, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and boating. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his positive attitude and his special smile.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane Gautesen of Union; two children, Terry Gautesen-Borg and her husband, Scott, of Vienna, Va., and Thomas Gautesen and his wife, Debra, of Union; five grandchildren, Kristi Genthner-Gautesen of Camden, Megan Moulton and her husband, Mark, of Sabattus, Lane Borg of San Angelo, Texas, Kari Borg and her boyfriend Kent Neidhold of Seattle, Wash., and Nathan Travers and his wife, Sarah, of Portland; three great-grandchildren, Gabby Genthner, Jaedyn Lytton and Kadence Moulton; a sister, Ida Wadsworth Phillips and her husband, Lee, of Venice, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Quartuccio.

A memorial service followed by a reception will be held Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St. in Camden. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Mountain View Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the John Street United Methodist Church. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Gautesen family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhome.com.