Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Llewellyn 'Lew' Gene Norman

Llewellyn G. Norman, 84, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. He was born in Fulton, IL, to the late Peter H. and Winnie (nee: Kramer) Norman on September 11, 1925. He grew up in Fulton and moved to Wisconsin in 1962. He has been a resident of Racine since 1964. He was united in marriage to Maxine S. Anderson on Sept. 26, 1947 in Clinton, Iowa.

Mr. Norman served in the United States Army during World War II, seeing major fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, where he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was employed for 14 years at Fairbanks Morse Company prior to working at J.I. Case Company for 24 years, retiring in February of 1988. He was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Case 20-Year Club and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Lew enjoyed his classic cars, especially his 1953 Chevy. But most importantly, he was a family man and enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandchildren.

Lew will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, Maxine Norman of Racine; one son, Mark (Linda) Norman of Charlotte, NC; two grandchildren, Mark II (Tabitha) Norman of Rock Hill, SC and Krystle (Ryan) Van Abel of Charlotte, NC; two great-grandchildren, Tylen Van Abel and Jacob Peter Norman; sister-n-law, Edna Michaelsen of Savanna, IL; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Saturday morning, July 3, 2010, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Mark McDonough officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may meet with the family at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday evening, July 2, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. Memorials in memory of Lew may be directed to Covenant Presbyterian Church - Llewellyn Norman.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine  262-634-3361

1 comment:

Mark Llewellyn Norman II said...

Grandpa, thanks for everything you've done for me. Thanks for all that you've taught me. You have always been one of my heros, .....I've always looked up to you. I know you're watching over us. I will work hard to make you proud. Jacob will grow up hearing stories about you so that he knows what an amazing man his great grandpa was. Don't worry about Grandma, ....... we'll take care of her. I know you were tired, ..... now you can rest in the presence of the lord. I love you so much. Thank you. Rest in peace Grandpa.