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John L. Norvell

November 14, 1937 - January 20, 2013
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East Peoria, IL - John L. Norvell, 75, of East Peoria, born Nov. 14, 1937 in Mt. Sterling, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 20th at 12:51 a.m. John was a dedicated family man who embraced life as an avid snow skier, sailor and traveler. He was a true gentleman who touched many with his kindness and generosity. John will be dearly missed by many. John attended both Quincy College and the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana and in his professional life he held several careers including grain merchant, air traffic controller and ultimately stock broker. He was a member of the Peoria Rotary Club, a volunteer...
East Peoria, IL - John L. Norvell, 75, of East Peoria, born Nov. 14, 1937 in Mt. Sterling, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 20th at 12:51 a.m.

John was a dedicated family man who embraced life as an avid snow skier, sailor and traveler. He was a true gentleman who touched many with his kindness and generosity. John will be dearly missed by many. John attended both Quincy College and the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana and in his professional life he held several careers including grain merchant, air traffic controller and ultimately stock broker. He was a member of the Peoria Rotary Club, a volunteer serviceman for the U.S. Coast Guard and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

John was preceded in death by his mother Edna Bond (Norvell), his father Curtis Norvell and his older brother Edward Norvell all of Mt. Sterling, IL. John leaves behind 3 sisters Betty Fluckey, Carolyn Moore and Shirley Pruden also of Mt. Sterling, IL. He also leaves behind, his loving wife Maureen (married 52 years), 3 children including Jonathan Norvell of Monticello, IL, Joseph Norvell of Long Grove, IL and Suzanne Norvell-Baetzel of Long Grove, IL. In addition he leaves behind 8 grandchildren ages 2-16 who all loved their Grandpa Norvell immensely.

Services for John will include a visitation to be held Friday January 25th from 5-7pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, IL and a Funeral Mass to be held Saturday January 26th at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Peoria, IL, with further visitation 30 minutes before Mass on Saturday at the Church. He will be buried at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Catholic Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, IL.

Donations in John's name and memory can be made to his favorite charity, Sophia's Kitchen and mailed to Sacred Heart Church of Peoria. The donations will be used to feed the hungry of Peoria, IL. Online condolences may be made at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com.

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