Norman Wilbur, 85 of Clarinda, IA was called home to be with his Lord on Friday evening March 29, 2019.
Norman was born January 17, 1934 in Clay County Iowa, to Gilbert and Edythe Wilbur. Norman was the oldest son. His siblings are Eva, Bernadine, Beverly, Galen (Butch), Leo, Karen, and Myrna.
Norman was baptized and confirmed at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa. He graduated from Webb, Iowa High School in 1952. Norman worked as a farm hand, then served in the USMC until 1956. He was united in marriage to Marilyn (Brinkley) Wilbur at First English Lutheran Church on December 16, 1956.
Norman was a USDA Meat Inspector and since their move to Clarinda in 1978 Norman and Marilyn were active members of St. John Lutheran Church.
Welcoming Norman to his new heavenly home with arms wide open is his wife Marilyn, his parents Gilbert and Edythe Wilbur, his in-laws Wesley and Mabel Brinkley; sisters Eva Knudtsen, Bernadine Mead; brother Leo Wilbur; brothers-in-law Judge Benna and Leonard Knudtsen
Norman is survived by his children Kevin (Dawn) Wilbur and Kandace (James) Sump; grandchildren Kevin (Cindy) Williams, Dalton Smith, Kole Wilbur, Karlie Wilbur and Kody Sump, Dustin (Angela) Sump, Derek Sump; great-grandchildren Konnor and Harper Williams; his sisters Beverly Perrigo of Truesdale, Iowa, Karen Cross of Spencer, Iowa, Myrna (Ed) Bouska of Laurens, Iowa; brother Galen (Donna) Wilbur of Bolivar, Missouri; brother-in-law Kendall Mead of Spencer, IA; sister-in-law Alice Wilbur of Casa Grande, AZ, Weldon (Barb) Brinkley of Destin, Florida, Sandy (Bill) Dunigan of Ramona, California as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Victory Life Celebration Service for Norman Wilbur will be Monday June 10, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church Clarinda, Iowa at 11 AM with Pastor Mitchel Schuessler officiating.
Following the service a luncheon will be held in the fellowship hall giving family and friends time to gather and share memories. Inurnment for both Norman and his wife Marilyn, who passed away unexpectedly in October 2018, will follow the luncheon as both chose to donate their body for scientific study and to then be laid to rest together after the passing of the surviving spouse.
In lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to Noah’s Ark Preschool - Classroom Fixtures or American Legion Post #98 Clarinda.