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Norman Robeson

EL PASO — Norman Lynn Robeson, 75, of El Paso, went safely into the arms of Jesus on Monday (Oct. 5, 2015) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center after a brave fight with cancer.  

He was born Sept. 21, 1940, to Ray and Arlene Robeson. He married Roselyn Rae Nelson on June 16, 1961, at First Presbyterian Church, Normal. He graduated from Illinois State University with major in agriculture and minor in Latin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea in 1967.

He and Rose farmed the family farm southwest of El Paso all of his working life. He served as church treasurer for nearly 15 years. 

Norm and Rose had an abiding desire for travel and camping, visiting many interesting locations across America. They enjoyed membership in the Aliner Owners Club for 10 years, joining a number of the national rallies across the country. One of their more memorable trips was a weeklong adventure traveling by covered wagon train in North Dakota. They dressed and lived as pioneers. They also made many camping trips to Florida to visit Rose’s mother, narrowly escaping several hurricanes.

Norm is survived by his wife, Rose. He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger sister, Sharon. 

There will be no funeral or visitation. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, 2730 County Road 600 North, El Paso, IL 61738.

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