Norman retired from the Monsanto Company. He was a World War II United States Navy veteran. He was a 45-year member of the Swansea Moose. Norman was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle.
Norman was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Alice, nee Wilson, Sowels, whom he married on September 6, 1947, and who died on December 18, 2012; his parents, Joseph and Margaret, nee Krupp, Sowels; and his eight siblings, William Bruns, Ervin (Mary) Bruns, Selma Turner, Harlan (Edna) Bruns, Virgil Sowels, Gladys (Melvin) Schmidt, James (Deloris) Sowells, and Ruth Gregory.
Surviving are his children, Norman “Jerry” (Bonnie) Sowels, Claudia (Craig) Hubbard, and Dianne (Rick) Sieben;
six grandchildren, Amy Landers, Jason Sowels, Joele (Kenneth) Pinkerton, Lauren (Gerry) McManama, Casey Sieben, and Cortney Sieben;
ten great-grandchildren, Margaret, Anna, Victoria, Alexis, Julia, Alaina, Henry, Joseph, Penny, and Gemma;
and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Steve Martin for being a dear friend.
Memorials may be made to Shriners for Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Private funeral services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023, with Pastor Hal Santos officiating.
Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.