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Norm McCormick


Norm P. McCormick, 79, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home after a 10-month illness. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello, prior to Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. The Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate, and the Monticello Drill Team will accord military honors at church. Norm will return home for burial at St. Joseph Paint Rock Cemetery in Harpers Ferry at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9.
Norm was born March 17, 1938, in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, the son of Frank and Lucille (Boardman) McCormick. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 27, 1957, until Aug. 22, 1959, in the United States and 20 months in Germany. After returning home, he graduated from meat cutting school in Toledo, Ohio, and spent his next 16 years working for Nash Finch Co. as a meat cutter/manager in the Me Too Stores in Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Marion and Dubuque. In 1976, Norm moved his family to Monticello, where he was co-owner and then owner of McCormick's Locker in Langworthy for 13 years. After closing the locker, he worked for Menasha Corp./Orbis for 14 years until retiring in 2003. He continued to work seasonally at Newhall Locker in Newhall until his illness struck. Norm was a member of the Iowa Meat Processing Association for 42 years.
Norm married Peggy Livingston on Oct. 6, 1962, at St. Joseph Paint Rock Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. They would have celebrated 56 years together this October. Together they had four children, Steve (Barb) McCormick, Mike (Diane) McCormick, Jeff (Trish) McCormick and Beth (Dean) Cox; 11 grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Jordan, Bryce and Sonya McCormick, Kaleigh (Adam) Stecklein, Cole-Schmid McCormick, Kelsey, Ellie (deceased), Reese and Kyle Cox; and a great-granddaughter, Lexi McCormick.
Family, hunting and fishing were Norm's life. After his family, his beagles came in second. Having never missed a school or sporting event for his kids, he rarely missed grandchildren's events, either. A proud Grandpa he was!
Norm is leaving four siblings, Fern Corrigan, Dolores Fish, Don (Barb) McCormick and Earl (Helen) McCormick; and in-laws, Bob Livingston, Jean Livingston, Cathy (Steve) Piersch and Julie Heying.
Preceding him in death were his parents; parents-in-law, Leo and Ruth Livingston; a granddaughter, Ellie Ann Cox; and in-laws, Mark Corrigan, Earl Fish and Jerry Livingston.
Information available and condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com.