Sunday, October 7, 2012

Norman Edinger - Olive Branch

Norman Edinger

DANVILLE – Norman S. Edinger, 81, went to be with the Lord at 10:32 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012) at his home in Danville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville, with Pastor Peggy Emmert officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Norman was born July 10, 1931, in Watsontown, Northumberland County, Pa., to Norman Alfred and Ethel Irene Beck Edinger. He attended Montandon, Pa., grade school and high school. He attended Penn State University. He served with the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He worked as a tool and die maker at Danville Metal Stamping from 1955 to 1976. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Olive Branch Masonic Lodge 38 and American Legion Post 210. He enjoyed outdoor activities and loved spending time with his family and his dog Penny.
Norman married Dorothy on April 27, 1968, at Wysox, Pa., United
Presbyterian Church; she survives. Also surviving are four children, Linda Gritten, John (Wendi) Maguire, Margaret (David) Garland and Gary (Monica) Edinger; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alfred (Grace) Edinger, Allen (Debra) Edinger and Larry (Sue) Edinger; and special friends, Carl Powell and Thresia Kalichera.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mary Lou Stewart; a sister, Emma Hauck; two grandsons, Nicholas and Joey; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn.
Memorials may be made to Provena Cancer Center, 806 N. Logan Ave, Danville, IL 61832, or the American Heart Association.
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