Norman J. Plaspohl

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Norman J. Plaspohl, 81

Norman J. Plaspohl, 81, of Lafayette died at 12:15 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth East.

He was born May 31, 1932 in Benton County to the late Paul and Helen Gick Plaspohl.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. His marriage was to Joan Yost Plaspohl, they later divorced. Norman worked for Ross Stone for 20 years then as a chemical operator at Eli Lilly & Co before his retirement. Norman was also a subcontractor for Sears & Roebuck. Norman enjoyed carpentry, and was a member of the Forty & Eight Voiture, VFW, Eagles Aerie #347 and American Legion Post #11. He most enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends.

Surviving are his children Rick Plaspohl (Kathy), Judy Dexter, Jeff Plaspohl (Sharla), Deb Plaspohl (partner Rainey Greenup) all of Lafayette; a brother Carl Plaspohl (Betty) of Lafayette; and three sisters Pauline Bagwell of Noblesville, Merle Goben of Denver, CO and Mary Helen Plaspohl. Also surviving are nine grandchildren Rick, Amanda, Chase, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, Lilly, Abby, Holden and Koss along with five great-grandchildren Neely, Rochelle, Roman, Dominic and John. Norman's companion Marie Hale of Lafayette also survives. Preceded in death by two sisters Vera Claire, Cleo Neil, and a brother William Plaspohl. Memorial visitation will be 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel. A private inurnment will be at a later date. Those wishing may contribute to St Elizabeth Hospice Palliative Care in Norman's name. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Cecilia May for all her care and comfort. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at

Funeral Home
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd. Lafayette, IN 47909-7113
(765) 474-1111
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2014
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