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Norman Garey

August 2, 1921 — March 30, 2017

Eureka- Norman Glenn Garey, 95, of Eureka, IL passed away at 12:35 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Advocate Eureka Hospital.

He was born on August 2, 1921 in Fairfield, IL a son of Halsey M. and Salome Pearl Illyes Garey. He married Phyllis F. Finley on November 17, 1944 in Eureka, IL. She passed away on March 18, 2000.

Surviving are his children, Penny Morgan of Lewistown, IL; Denny (Ann) Garey of Eureka, IL; one sister, Reba (Milt) Steffen of Eureka; five grandchildren, Tori Schneider, Shelly (Tim) Henke, Troy (Laura) Howard, Adam (Danielle) Garey, Rachael (Erik) Blackmore; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

An Army veteran, Glenn served his country with the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post #466 for over 70 years and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

Glenn worked as a farmer early in life then worked as an insurance agent for Pekin Insurance in Eureka. He also drove a school bus for the Eureka School District.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka with full military rites. Pastor Dan Waller will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post #466. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorial Visitation

APR 8. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Memorial Service

APR 8. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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