Obituaries: Norman Caster

Norman Roy Caster, age 87, of Ottumwa, died at 1:17 a.m., August 4, 2017 at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ottumwa, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice.  


Norman was born May 30, 1930 to Ross and Daisy Caster in Ottumwa.  He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1948 and married Mary Gallagher of Ottumwa on November 11, 1949.  


Norman and Mary made their home in Texas, California, Louisiana, Arizona and Ohio, before settling back home in Ottumwa in 2008.  


Norman was preceded in death by Mary in 2012.  They have two daughters, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  


Norman had a tremendous zest for living and made many friends.  His body will be cremated with private burial in Mount Zion Cemetery in Martinsburg, IA.  Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.  Arrangement are entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Homes.