MCNABB - Norman Delicath, 87, of McNabb, Ill., died Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Veteran's Home of LaSalle, Ill.
Norman served four years in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Caterpillar Inc. in October of 1989. Norm was a member of the UCC Church, Fish and Fun and McNabb American Legion. He was also a volunteer Red Coat at St. Margaret's Hospital.
He was born in Peoria, Ill., on Nov. 5, 1926, to Christian and Alma (Schoch) Delicath. He married Betty Fay on April 22, 1989, at the UCC Church in Granville.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Beavers; his brothers, Raymond and Melvin; and his sister, Yvonne Lofton.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Fay, whom he married on April 22, 1989; his four children, Melody (Skip) Jones of Morton, Ill., Bonnie (Richard) Langan of Spring, Texas, Steven (Christy) Delicath of Morton, Ill., and Timothy (Lisa) Delicath of St. Charles, Mo.; and his five stepchildren, Michael Fay of Hennepin, Ill., Richard Fay of Peru, Ill., Harold (Amy) Fay of Hennepin, Ill., Cheri (Charles) Judd of Hennepin, Ill., and Nancy (Dave) Piccinelli of Henry, Ill. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 16 stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the UCC Church in Granville. The Rev. Dr. Ron McNeill will officiate. The family will receive friends and family at the UCC Church in Granville prior to the funeral services, from 9 to 11 a.m. A luncheon will be served at Bonucchi Hall at the church immediately following the services. Burial with military honors will be at the Lacon City Cemetery in Lacon at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the UCC Church, St. Margaret's Hospice, LaSalle Veterans Home or Putnam County Senior Center in Standard.
The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel of Granville will be handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.dcfunerals.com.
Pallbearers will be their grandsons, Eric Langan, Jack Cook, Paul Call, Jeremy Cook, Adam Langan, Justin Judd, Harold Fay, Tad Delicath and Lee Piccinelli.