Norman D. Hammerschmidt, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 10:50 a.m., October 24, 2012 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Norman was born on December 21, 1920 in Monticello the son of William and Elizabeth (Carrow) Hammerschmidt. He married Mary Ellen Cox on February 17, 1940 in Crawfordsville, IN. She passed away on May 5, 1992. He then married Joan Hilgendorf Remmers on October 24, 1992 in Monticello.

Norman is survived by his wife; Joan Hammerschmidt of Monticello, sons; Dennis (Carla) Hammerschmidt of Decatur and Larry (Claire) Hammerschmidt of Sunrise Beach, MO., 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, 1 daughter (Norma Kay) and 3 sisters.

Norman was a carpenter and owner of Hammerschmidt Construction. He was a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge #58 AF&AM for over 50 years. Norman was an avid Illini and Bears fan and along with enjoying woodworking, he truly enjoyed fishing.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Monticello Masonic Lodge #58 AF&AM or the American Heart Association.

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