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Norman William Thurmer

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Norman William Thurmer Obituary
Norman William Thurmer

Norman William Thurmer, 77, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.

Norm leaves behind his devoted wife of 55 years, Vina Lucinda Thurmer (nee Parsons). He is also survived by his children, Carol Lea D'Andrea (James), Norman William (Bill) Thurmer (Stefanie), Richard Allen Thurmer (Charity); 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 19, 1941, Norm was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Rita (nee Kendall) Thurmer and three older siblings, Bud, Ruth and Juanita.

He spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in Kansas and Germany from 1961 to 1964.

Norm worked in the local automotive industry for about 40 years and was an award winning service manager with Ford Motor Company.

He was an avid member of the Loyal Order of Moose for many years and a member of the American Legion.

Widely admired for his integrity, firm handshake and hearty smile, Norm was a calming influence, both at work and at home. He had a way of offering advice that cut to the heart of a matter with a few quiet words. With a quick wit and a sharp mind, he enjoyed gently teasing his loved ones often.

His lifelong hobbies of fishing and boating, classic westerns and good cop shows brought him much joy, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, former canine companion, Bandit and current canine companion, Buddy. Norman William Thurmer will be terribly missed by his family and friends.

The family will receive friends, THURSDAY, September 6, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cox- McNulty Funeral Home, 222 Norton Avenue, Barberton. Funeral Services will be held, FRIDAY at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2018
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