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Gerald L. "Jocko" Norman

January 25, 1929 October 4, 2019
Gerald  L. "Jocko" Norman
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Obituary for Gerald L. "Jocko" Norman

GERALD L. “JOCKO” NORMAN, 90, of Prairie Hills at Clinton in Clinton, IA, formerly of Fulton, IL, died Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Alverno.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Pastor James Fullan officiating, pastor of the Gateway Bible Chapel in Clinton, IA. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, IL. A memorial to First Reformed Church in Fulton has been established.

Jocko was born January 25, 1929, in Fulton, IL, to Jacob H. and Gertrude (Hoogheem) Norman. He was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and was a 1947 graduate of Fulton High School. Jocko married Jean Medema on April 6, 1949, in Fulton. She died September 7, 2015. He was employed by E.I. DuPont Company in Clinton, IA, for 37 years retiring in 1985. Jocko was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton and served as elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. He was a member of Fulton Country Club and served on the Riverbend School Board for 12 years. Jocko enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his family. He was a lifelong Cubs fan.

Survivors include two sons, Lonnie (Gail) Norman of Dowingtown, PA; James (Laura) Norman of Clinton, IA; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Kurt) Barker, Mark (April) Norman, Dan (Abby) Norman, Emily Norman, Kyle Norman, Lindsey Norman, and Molly Norman; eight great-grandchildren, Jack, Ryan, and Sam Barker; Anders, Asa and Aldo Norman; Huck, Leela, and Tate Norman; two sisters, Mary (Isaac) Temple of Morrison, IL; Ardith Zuidema of Fulton, IL; and one brother, Paul Norman of Fulton, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jean; four sisters, Lois Bush, LaVonne Dykema, Eunice Liebert, and Leota Norman in infancy.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

10

Oct

5:00 PM 10/10/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

11

Oct

10:30 PM 10/11/2019 10:30:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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