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Norman Lee Nation

December 2, 1942 - May 30, 2018

Norman Lee Nation, 75, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:18am at St. John’s Hospital. He was born December 2, 1942 in Springfield to Leo Everett and Annie (Sims) Nation. He married Barbara J. Cox on November 17, 1973 and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2014.

Also preceding him in death include his parents, two brothers, Everett and Donald Nation, and two sisters, Sandra Nass and Diane Shellhammer.

He is survived by his two daughters, Gale (Scott) Maguire of Homewood, IL and Amy (Tim) Marley of Springfield; two granddaughters, Meghan Lauren Maguire and Isabella Jane Marley; one brother, Michael (Barb) Nation of Springfield; one aunt, Floria “Chris” (Robert) Sanders of West Lafayette, IN, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Norman was a resident of Springfield his whole life. He worked for the State of Illinois at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as an accountant for over thirty years. He was a member of St. Cabrini Church and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Norman was a coin enthusiast, enjoyed playing the guitar, reading books, exercising at the Fit Club, and playing with his granddaughters. He loved Johnny Cash, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, and the Fighting Illini.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess.

Visitation: 4 pm – 7 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.

Funeral Service: 10 am Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with Reverend Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


Memorial Information

American Cancer Society

Address:

675 E Linton Ave, Springfield, IL, 62703

(217) 523-4503 Map


American Diabetes Association

Address:

2501 Old Chatham Rd #210, Springfield, IL, 62704

(217) 875-9011 Map


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