Gerald L.
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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4 posts

Ken Brondyke
Oct 08, 2019
Lonnie and Jim,
Many fond childhood memories of your mom and dad. Especially now thinking back of the “Southend Sluggers” little league baseball team your dad coached. What a fun time led by a great man. I enjoyed growing up in your parent’s presence and care.
May God fill you all with His comfort and His eternal promise.
Daniel Wierenga
Oct 08, 2019
Blessings to the family.
Roger & Beverly Bush
Oct 07, 2019
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Jocko. It came as a shock to us since we last saw him on Labor Day weekend and thought he looked well. We always enjoyed visiting with him at Prairie Hill. Uncle Jocko will be missed.
Carolyn Ziegler
Oct 07, 2019
Visited Jean and Jocko many times at Orairie Hills We were neighbors when we lived in Fulton.RIP Jocko.