The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


July 21, 2013

Norman L. Wessels

Norman L. Wessels

Dec. 27, 1927 - July 19, 2013

CLINTON — Norman L. Wessels, 85, of Clinton, died Friday, July 19 at Mercy Living Center South in Clinton.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Adrian De Lange – Seminarian officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, IL. with graveside Military Funeral Honors

Memorials have been established.

Norman was born on December 27, 1927 in Fulton, IL to Mathew A. and Gertrude N. (Norman) Wessels

Norm was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and was a graduate of Fulton High School – Fulton, IL.

He married Donna M. Drews on August 4, 1951 in Fulton, IL.

Norman served in the U. S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. Norm was first employed by Clinton Engineering and later he worked for Foley Construction – Clinton, IA until retiring in 1993.

Norm was a member of the Bethel Christian Reformed Church – Fulton, IL. He was also a 50 year member of Laborers Union Local 244 – Clinton, IA and Local 43 – Cedar Rapids, IA and a 50 year member of the Fulton American Legion Post #402.

Norm enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by his wife Donna; two daughters, Lynn (Paul) Cosman – Toddville, IA and Dawn (Robert) Goodridge – Clinton, IA; two sons, Loren (Fran) Wessels – Phoenix, AZ and Scott (Lois Spalding) Wessels – Clinton, IA; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Holesinger – Fulton, IL and Kathe (Jack) Burns – Fenton, IL

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Amy Lynn Willits; two sisters, Gladys Miller and Maxine Hess; and two brothers, Dale Wessels and James Wessels.

Death date: July 19, 2013

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