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Norman F. Gill

Norman F. Gill

Norman F. Gill, age 85, of Manhattan, went to meet his Lord on January 9, 2018 at Salem Nursing Home, Joliet, IL. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Carolyn (nee Krapf), his four children; Susanne (and the late Tom Murphy) Murphy of MN., LuAnn (Mark) Roop of Manhattan, Mary Ann "Proud" (Kim Whitmer) Berg of Manhattan, Steve (Stephanie) Gill of Manhattan; seven grandchildren; Amanda Berg, Andrew (Tierney) Berg, Shelby (Mark) Phillips, Nick (April) Goodwin, Tony Gill, Brittany Gill and Tyler Gill; four great grandchildren; Camden and Hailey Berg, and Connor and Kinsley Goodwin and his brother Glenn (Sharon) Gill of Manhattan, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Preceded in death by his parents Fred and Loretta (nee Heisner) Gill and his sister Marlene (Erwin) Goodwin. Norman was born and raised in the Manhattan Area and he was a long-time member of the Green Garden United Methodist Church. In his early years he ran his own corn shelling business and later he became a Country Companies Insurance Agent. Norman was known for his practical jokes and pranks, fishing, gardening and playing a good game of cards but mostly he was a family man. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and his absence will be felt by all. Funeral service for Norman Gill will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home with Pastor Jim McGuire officiating. Visitation will be the same day from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service also at the funeral home. Interment Green Garden Green View Cemetery, Green Garden, IL. Memorial in Norman's name to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or to the Sunset Hospice Cottage, Inc., PO Box 203, Worthington, MN. 56187 would be most appreciated. Lastly, the family of Norman would like to express their sincere gratitude for the constant care and attention that the Salem Village Nursing Home nurses and staff gave to their father through these last five years, the comfort and peace of mind you provided to their family cannot be measured, thank you. Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St. (Rt. 52) Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321,