OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Norman Earl Wright, 88, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Diversicare, Council Grove, Kan. He was born on Oct. 9, 1928, in Osage City, Kan., the son of Louis and Minnie Pearce Wright.
Norman had lived most of his life in Osage City. He graduated from Osage City High School and served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He had worked for his father as a painter and also in the local coal mines. After his Army service, he worked for the Goodyear Tire Company, in Topeka, Kan. He was a carpenter and built many homes in Osage City. He had also worked for the Soil Conservation Service.
He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a 60-year member of the American Legion Post, all in Osage City.
On Dec. 14, 1950, Norman was married to Janice Martin, in Osage City.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Minnie; and five brothers and three sisters.
Norman is survived by his wife, Janice, of over 65 years; son, John Wright and fiancée, Tina Marie Tentori, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Pamela May and husband, Aaron, Osage City; sister, Nadine Archer, Olathe, Kan.; three grandchildren, Courtney May, Osage City, Bryan May and wife, Megan, Harveyville, Kan., and Tatum Wright, Phoenix; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time. Inurnment will be in the Osage City Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norman Wright Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.