Bloomington- Norman P. Butcher, 92, of Normal
passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at
10:25 pm in Normal at Heartland Health Care.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington at 2 pm with
Pastor Allen Steinbeck officiating. Visitation will be held on
25, 2012 from 2-4 pm at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is handling
Norman was born on May 16, 1920 in Jacksonville, IL a son of
Harry G. and Anna (Meier) Butcher. He married Dorothy E. Rice on
September 4, 1943 in Jacksonville. She preceded him in death on
September 24, 2003.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. Dickson-Borajkiewicz
of Cleveland, TN, a son, Joseph M. Butcher of Bloomington,
grandchildren, Jean Butcher of Normal, Larisa (David) Deatrick of
Normal, Victor(Imelda) Butcher of Jackson Heights, NY, Alexander
(Jennifer) Anthony stationed at Scott Air Force Base, also
surviving are four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Dorothy, Norman was preceded in death by
He graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, IL and then
attended a trade school. Norman worked as a design engineer for 25
years at the Eureka Company. He has had several patents associated
with his name for the Eureka Company.
Norman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved to listen to
country music and to play the guitar and harmonica. In his
younger years Norman loved hiking and camping and just being
Norman was a frugal man, but was very generous when it came to
helping others. He was a man of few words, but will be deeply
missed for his sense of humor by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Trinity Lutheran Church in Norman's name.
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