September 20, 1935 - March 26, 2017
Norman Fell, 81, of De Graff, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in his residence with his loving family by his side.
He was born September 20, 1935 in Clark County the son of Dana Arthur and Betty (Damewood) Fell. He was a 1953 graduate of London High School. Norman married his wife, Virginia Blankenship, July 29, 1956 at the Concord United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ian Bisset. He retired from Navistar in January 1997 with nearly 28 years of service. He was a member of Local 402. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, which included 8 European countries, as well as working at the annual Champaign County Fair for nearly 20 years. He thoroughly enjoyed the activities of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as socializing with friends and classmates over breakfast and coffee. Always on the move, he enjoyed the varied activities on his farm for 55 years. He has left with those who loved him, memories which will sweeten their whole lives.
Norman is survived by his wife Virginia (Blankenship) Fell; his children, Beth (Charles) Siegenthaler and Douglas (Kathryn) Fell; his grandchildren, Jason Headings, Jessica (Christopher) Anders, Adam Fell and Philip Ryan Fell; his great grandchildren, Caizen and Ozzy Anders; his step-sisters, Ann (Robert) Baird, Donna (Robert) Hutchins and Carol (John) Davisson as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William Harold Fell and sister, Neoma Fell Montgomery.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Barry Baughman officiating. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Dear Virginia & Family: So sorry to hear of Norman’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. So glad you both enjoyed retirement & traveling! The many good memories will keep him close in heart.