Norman H. “Norm” Siefert, 80, Bloomington, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 1, 2011) at his residence.
His graveside inurnment service will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wing. BroMenn Hospice Chaplain, the Rev. Christine McNeal will officiate with military rites accorded by the J.A. Folwell American Legion Post 174, Forrest. There will be no visitation.
The family suggest memorials be made to the Advocate BroMenn Hospice Program or to the Community Cancer Center, Normal. Arrangements are being handled by Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington.
Norm was born March 28, 1931, in Kankakee, the son Werner and Ida Wischnowski Siefert. He married Delores A. Peters on March 26, 1955, in Fairbury. She survives.
Also surviving are six children, Leslie (Linda) Siefert, Bloomington; Wilma (Joe) Krieter, Idaho; Laurie Fassett, Ludlow; Brian Siefert, Secor; and Brenda Tynan and Robert Siefert, both of Bloomington. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene Plante, Arizona; sister-in-law, Joan Siefert, Kankakee; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Ronald Siefert.
Norm served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He obtained the rank of corporal.
He had worked at the Bloomington Post Office for 35 years. Norm was a security guard for Wackenhut after he retired from the U.S. Post Office.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.