Obituaries: Norman Lindley

Norman Lewis Lindley, 74, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away December 5, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born September 15, 1942 in East Moline, Illinois to Murl and Iris Irene Lewis Lindley. He married Doris Padget on November 20, 1964 in Lancaster, Missouri. Norman worked for John Morrell for many years prior to owning a meat locker and dairy farming. Most recently, he drove a semi-truck across the country with his wife alongside him.

Norman enjoyed coon hunting and was a member of the coon hunter’s club. He also was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings. Norman enjoyed spending time with his family and playing the card game Rook. In his younger days, Norman enjoyed playing tennis and was always up for a game of football with his brothers-in-law.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Lindley; two sons, Brian (Teresa) Walker of Queen City, Missouri, Mark (Susan) Lindley of Douds, Iowa; three daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Stouthammer of Bloomfield, Bonnie (Ed) Veatch of Bloomfield, Lori (Dan) Feistner of Humboldt, Iowa; one sister, Gayle (DeWitt) Grant of Chicago, Illinois; eleven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Janet Wallace.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Pastor Matt Froah officiating. Burial will be at the Floris Cemetery in Floris, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5–7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. A memorial has been established to the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to

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