CALEDONIA – Norman Lashley, 76, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 21, 2008.
Norman was born in Arcadia, Missouri, on April 29, 1932, the son of Clarence and Kate (nee: Jackson) Lashley. On June 25, 1953, Norman was united in marriage to Anna Baker in Elkhorn City, Kentucky; they celebrated 55 years of marriage. He proudly served the United States Army during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant. Norman attended Allied School of Engineering in Chicago. He was a machinist, metal fabricator and designer, working at Western Publishing retiring with 30 years of service. Norman enjoyed gardening and literature. He was also a philosopher, poet and inventor.
Surviving are his wife, Anna, of Racine, and their children, Rickey (Marilyn) Lashley of New Berlin, Angela (Jeffrey) Wisniewski of Nashville, TN and Joel (Julie) Lashley of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Justin, Danielle, Colin, Jessica, Jonathan and Gregory; great-granddaughter, Lilly. Norman is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Full military honors and family remembrances celebrating Norman’s life with his poetry and a prayer service will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at noon. Everyone is asked to meet on Wednesday at the cemetery entrance at 11:45 a.m.
“Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479