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Norbert Earl Fleming 1922-2017

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Norbert “Bill” Fleming, 95, of Oreana, died 427 A.M., Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Oreana Christian Church, with Pastor Dan Perry officiating.  Visitation will be one hour before services in the Church.  Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, with Military Honors by the Macon County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Burial Detail. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Oreana Christian Church.  Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Norbert was born in January of 1922 in Decatur, the son of Walter and Helena  Fleming.  He worked for the Sunshine Biscuit Company, Mississippi Valley Structural Steel and Oreana School District.  Norbert was an active member of Oreana Christian Church and proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the Pacific Theater.  Norbert was awarded Four Bronze Stars for his service.  Bill was very creative and could fix anything.  He enjoyed going to family reunions and his Army reunions.  His family was very important to him.  He married Mary J. “Jo” Powell in Decatur in January of 1947, celebrating seventy years this past January.

Surviving are his children Cynthia Peterson and husband Steve, Vicki Buechele and husband Kelly, Richard Fleming and wife Cathy, Randy Fleming and wife Diane and Rex Fleming; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; and a brother Richard Fleming and wife Pat.

Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary J. “Jo” Fleming, and seven brothers and sisters.

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