Norman Going

Print Obituary
Norman William Going, 90, of Belleville, IL, born April 17, 1929, in Okawville, IL, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 on the flight home from Cape Cod after a wonderful celebration of his granddaughter’s wedding with family and friends.

Mr. Going was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953 and achieved the rank of Corporal. He was a coremaker at Kettler Casting Company and a member of Union Local 182. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Norman was a faithful and supportive husband for 63 years. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, neighbor and friend to many. Norman loved hard work, sunshine, and music. He mowed lawns for many neighbors before he finally “retired” just before the age of 90. He had a strong faith, a wonderful sense of humor and wit, and will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Alvina, nee Middendorf, Going; a son, Mark A. Going; a brother, Lester Going; two sisters, Lauretta Lehde and Gertrude Toensing; a half-sister, Laura Holle; and two half-brothers, Harry Going, and Rev. Walter Going.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marie, M., nee Muelken, Going, whom he married
on May 27, 1956, at Olive Branch Lutheran Church, Okawville, IL;
a daughter, Linda G. (Peter) Caron of Seattle, WA;
a son, Michael G. (Kathy) Going of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Mia Caron of Bellingham, WA, Cole Caron of Seattle, WA,
Morgan (Wensley) Barker IV of Hanover, NH, and Mason Going of Belleville, IL;
and a sister-in-law, Florence Going of Okawville, IL

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Brian Downs officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


5 Comments on Norman Going

Cole Caron said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2019 at 4:22 PM

My grandfather was a stalwart man who always tried to live on his own terms. He will be admired and missed in his absence.

  • Eastsound
  • Washington
Debbie Guenther said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2019 at 7:18 PM

Dear Mrs. Going, Mike and Linda please accept my condolences on your loss and that of my family as well. Marie you were a good friend to my mom and she was fond of Norm as well. Linda I will always remember you as one of my little brownies at Zion and Mike &Kathy I have not seen you in a while but still consider you my friends. I lost my mom in 2014 and my dad last year. sometimes it is hard to go on without them, but if we keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward it can be done. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. From what I have read recently it sounds like your husband/dad had a great long life and how special to leave this earth doing something you love. God be with you all. Deb Guenther & the Guenther family,.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jim Rosciglione said : Guest Report Jun 18, 2019 at 3:54 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great and wise man. Bless his family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Lee Uhley said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2019 at 8:33 PM

My deepest condolences to the Going family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Hilda Smith said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2019 at 8:14 PM

So sorry for your loss. Treasure all the memories you have. God Bless the family. Sorry I can not be with you.

  • Dixon
  • Illinois

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.