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Norman L. Lycke

Born: March 6, 1932; in Boone, IA

Died: July 3, 2018; in Aurora, IL

Norman L. Lycke, age 86, of Oswego, IL, formerly of Naperville, IL, passed away surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL.

He was born March 6, 1932, in Boone, IA, the son of Frank and Pearl (nee Smalley) Lycke.

Norm graduated from Boone High School, Boone, IA, with the class of 1950. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1951-1954 as a Yeoman, Second Class. He then attended University of Iowa, graduating in 1958 with a degree in Business/Distribution and coursework in Marketing. For a majority of his professional career, he worked as a distribution manager for McNeil Pharmaceutical from 1972-1997. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, enjoyed fishing and playing bridge at the Oswego Senior Center, and was a passionate supporter of his grandchildren's sports and marching band activities. He was a loyal member of the Villas of Southbury Friday Morning Breakfast Club.

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years, Carleta "Corky" Lycke; children, Bruce (Pam) Vrbenec, Kris Lycke, Bryan (Terri) Vrbenec, Kara (Christopher Connelly) Lycke, and Andy (Erin) Lycke; grandchildren, David, Matthew (Jennifer), Brandon, Nick, Drew and Brittany Vrbenec, and Ciaran Connelly; step-grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Gleissner, Nikki Koren, and Nicholas Smith; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Viola Lycke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Geneva (Bob) Wilson; and brothers, Leonard and Loren.

A visitation was held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Oswego, IL, followed by a funeral service with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Chicago, 9701 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018.

For more information, call 630-554-3888 or visit www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Kendall County Now on July 12, 2018
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