Norman Coles (1927 – 2017)

Norman D. Coles, age 90, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 5:47 P.M. on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Montpelier, Ohio, where he was a resident after an extended illness.

Mr. Coles was a 1945 graduate of Edon High School and a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II. A lifelong farmer and he had been a seed salesman for forty-five years, drove school bus for the Edon Northwest Schools and also drove an oil truck for Burkhardt Oil for a number of years. He was a member of the Edon United Methodist Church, Edon American Legion Post #662, the Farm Bureau, and served on the board of Directors of the Edon Co-op for nine years. He was also an avid fisherman.

Norman D. Coles was born on May 22, 1927, in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Bert R. and Jennie (Shay) Coles. He married Annabel L. Thompson on June 1, 1946, in Angola, Indiana, and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2011.

Survivors include one son, Randy (Janette) Coles, of Edon; one daughter, Paula (Don) Kramer, of Edon; three grandchildren, Ashleigh (Jeremy) Trent, of Edon, Seth (Angie) Coles, of Edon, and Abbey Kramer, of Fishers, Indiana; five great-grandchildren, Grace Reitzel, Emma and Brady Trent, and Ian and Evan Coles. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Coles and one sister, Berdene Henry.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 3:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon. Services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. in the Edon United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Widdowson officiating. Interment will follow in the Edon Cemetery with grave side military rites conducted by Edon American Legion Post #662 and the United States Navy Honor Guard.
Memorials are requested to the Edon United Methodist Church.

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