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Obituary: Norman Joseph Geary Sr.

Obituary: Norman Joseph Geary Sr.

April 15th, 2012 in Obituaries

Norman Joseph Geary Sr., 91, of Holts Summit, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Ashland Health Care. He was born on April 25, 1920, in Hurley, Wis., the son of the late Vernard Michael and Margaret Norman Geary. He was united in marriage on January 2, 1943, in St. Louis, to Florence Ruby Dillingham, who preceded him in death on April 23, 2009. Norman was a United States Army Air Corps veteran serving during World War II in Italy as a supply sergeant and also as a waist gunner on B-24's. Norman retired from Monsanto Chemical Company, St. Louis, in 1978, after 36 years as a painter. He enjoyed restoring antique and classic cars, watching baseball, and listening to Big Band music. Survivors include: two sons, Norman (Annette) Geary Jr., Ashland, and Steven Geary, Holts Summit; four grandchildren, Christine (Edward) Durrill, Charles (Adrienne) Geary, Jason (Nina) Geary, Jesca Scaevola; two step-grandchildren, Julie Fortune, Shawn Brice; and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2012, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, with Rev. Francis W. Doyle officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m., Monday, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.