Seigal "Seig" Norrington, 91, of Forsyth, IL, died 3:50 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at McKinley Court Care Center, Decatur, IL.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 12, 2012, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation 5 to 7 P.M., Sunday, November 11, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski, IL, with military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard.
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Seig was born April 4, 1921, in Winslow, IN, the son of Charles William and L. Alice (McCord) Norrington. He married Verna M. Manley on September 5, 1958 in Lake Fork, IL.
Seig worked for King-Lar Company, Longbons, and Grimstads, retiring in 1983 after 36 years as a Sheet Metal Worker. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #218 for 65 years, Lifetime Member of VFW Post #99, and member of American Legion Post #2008 in Forsyth, IL. Seig was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WWII in Europe. He was honored to go on the WWII Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on October 5, 2010.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. Seig was a former member of Northwest Christian Church and a charter member of Mound Road Christian Church in Decatur, IL. He made the steeple and copper cross in the auditorium of each church.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and was a handyman who would try to fix anything. Seig believed in a strong work ethic.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Verna of Forsyth, IL; children Michael P. Norrington and wife Mary Lou of Carbondale, IL, Susan J. Longfellow and husband Jack of Decatur, IL, Kara M. Norrington of Forsyth, IL; grandchildren Tamara Evey of St. Louis, MO, Brad Gillespie of Indianapolis, IN, Todd Norrington and wife Dannyel of Carterville, IL, Lori Gillespie of Champaign, IL, Christopher Norrington and wife Karissa of Fairview Heights, IL; great grandchildren Olivia Norrington of Carterville, IL, Brayden Gillespie of Indianapolis, IN, and Paul Norrington of Carterville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers, and daughter-in-law Deborah Norrington.
The family would like to thank Dr. B. Yocks, Dr. D. Patel, the staff at McKinley Court Care Centre, especially nurses Angie and Kim for their compassionate care.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com
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