William B. Norman

A memorial service was held for William B. Norman of Cedarburg on Dec. 13 at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon. William passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at the age of 83. Visitation was held at the church, prior to the service. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family.

William was born in Clintonville on July 5, 1925, the son of the late Julius and Margaret (nŽe Freeborn) Norman. A veteran, William served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserves in 1955 with the rank of first lieutenant. On Feb. 26, 1955, William married Joan McMillan in Des Moines, Iowa. They lived in Iowa for a year before moving to Shorewood. They later moved to Cedarburg in March of 1957.

An avid outdoors man, William loved to hunt pheasant with his trusty dog, Shadow. His favorite pheasant hunting stories came out of Iowa. William also loved to hunt deer and go fishing. He was an avid golfer. William was also a bowler and played bridge. He played couples bridge in his later years.

William worked for Columbian Artworks, later called Colart, for 27 years. Afterward, he was self-employed while selling paper products to banks; and he was still working until last year.

William is survived by his loving wife, Joan; children, Brad (Teri) Norman of De Pere and Tracy (Don) Bergin of Cedarburg; grandchildren, Ryan (Rebecca) Norman of Hampton, Va., Kyle (Sara) Norman of Green Bay, Daniel Bergin of Cedarburg and Bradley Bergin of Cedarburg; great-grandchildren, Liam Norman of Hampton, Va., and Ava Norman of Green Bay; brothers, Robert Norman of Arizona and Jack Norman of Alabama; sister-in-law, Hazel Norman of Appleton; and brother-in-law, Herb Coleman of California. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

William was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Norman; and his sister, Ruth Coleman.

Memorials to the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon or the Cedarburg Fire Department are appreciated. For online condolences, visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.