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MORTON - Norman D. "Norm" Geyer, 81, of Morton passed away at 11:03 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

He was born July 20, 1933, in Cropsey, Ill., to Joseph and Clara (Hari) Geyer. He married Eleanor Getz on Dec. 16, 1956, in Morton.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Geyer of Morton; two sons, Bill Geyer of Morton and Brad (Rochelle) Geyer of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Whitney, Jacob, Diana and Michael; and two sisters-in-law, Hazel Geyer of Peoria and Joan Oberlander of Morton.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Norm served in the United States Army before returning home to attend Bradley University, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education. He then went on to teach industrial arts at Morton High School and later became a State Farm agent in Morton for 33 years, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the Morton Rotary Club since 1976, where he served as past president and as a district governor from 1992 to 1993. Norm was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow recipient. Norm was active with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 40 years, where he was a Scoutmaster for Troop 85 and had served on the local Boy Scouts council.

He was a member of Morton Apostolic Christian Church, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 4, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at the Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Morton Rotary Club to establish a fund to name Paul Harris Fellows.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2014
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