Friday, October 26, 2012

Norman Hammerschmidt - Fraternal Lodge Monticello

Norman Hammerschmidt

MONTICELLO – Norman D. Hammerschmidt, 91, of Monticello passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Norman was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Monticello, the son of William and Elizabeth (Carrow) Hammerschmidt. He married Mary Ellen Cox on Feb. 17, 1940, in Crawfordsville, Ind. She passed away on May 5, 1992. He then married Joan Hilgendorf Remmers on Oct. 24, 1992, in Monticello.
Norman is survived by his wife, Joan Hammerschmidt of Monticello; sons, Dennis (Carla) Hammerschmidt of Decatur and Larry (Claire) Hammerschmidt of Sunrise Beach, Mo., six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one daughter (Norma Kay) and three sisters.
Norman was a carpenter and owner of Hammerschmidt Construction. He was a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge No. 58 AF&AM for over 50 years. Norman was an avid Illini and Bears fan and along with enjoying woodworking, he truly enjoyed fishing.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 26) at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Monticello Masonic Lodge No. 58 AF&AM or the American Heart Association.
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