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Norris R. Hall

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Norris R. Hall

77, went to be with his Lord September 6, 2014. He was born May 7, 1937, in Concordia, Kansas to the late Orville and Georgia Hall. Norris is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn; son, Douglas (Deborah) Hall; daughters, Deborah (Scott) White, Dianne (Richard) Krizmanich and Bethany (Mark) Welling; 14 grandchildren; Anna (Hall) Billingsley and Ryan, Jason Hall and Erin, Jessica and Andrew Hall, Kristi (White) Burdett and Tim, Taylor and Justin White, Stephanie (Krizmanich) Black and Jason, Karly, Adam and Kerstin Krizmanich, and Ian, Ethan and Emma Welling. Also two great-granddaughters, June and Eve Billingsley; foster son, Mike (Karen) Petterson; brother, Everett Daves and sister, Sheila Perry.

Mr. Hall worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories as an engineering supervisor and designer of DesignLine® telephones from 1959-1989. While employed with Bell Labs, he developed technology resulting in 21 U.S. patents including a Public Telephone Coin Return. He was co-founder of Reel-Tech, Inc. a family business and chief engineer of semi-conductor equipment design from 1986-1998; he then retired to do beautiful woodworking for family and friends.

Norris had many interests. He was the longest standing member for over 45 years on the Board of Trustees at Indiana Wesleyan University. He loved leading worship at Eastlawn Wesleyan Church and singing in the East 91st Street Christian Church choir. He also participated with Habitat for Humanity, he helped in the design and manufacturing at Basic Utility Vehicles (BUV), and lovingly made family heirloom pieces of furniture.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at East 91st Street Christian Church, 6049 E. 91st St., from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m. at the church as well.

Contributions may be made to Havens of Hope Children's Homes or East 91st Street Christian Church, in honor of Norris Hall. Arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel .

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 9, 2014
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