Norman Fay Price was born July 10, 1934 in Plattsmouth, Neb., to Clarence and Marguerite (Hall) Price. He spent his childhood years around the Glenwood and Pacific Junction area, and then his family moved to Council Bluffs. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs in 1953.
On Nov. 14, 1953, he married Beverly Clarey at the First Congregational Church in Council Bluffs. They had three children, Robin, Jeffrey, and Jennifer.
In March of 1954, Norm joined the US Air Force, where he spent 10 years. During this time he was stationed in many places, including Lincoln Air Force Base in Lincoln, Neb., as a flight engineer with the 98th Air Refueling Squadron, Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill. as communications director, and Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., where he flew as radio operator in the Looking Glass Airborne Command Post. He was also stationed in many foreign countries. Norm attained the rank of Tech Sgt, and received an honorable discharge in 1964.
Upon discharge he was employed by Collins Radio Co. in Cedar Rapids. He always liked Dunlap, where his wife was from, so they moved there in 1965. Norm owned and operated Dunlap TV & Appliance, and Woodbine TV & Appliance.
In 1980, he became employed at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison as a Bio-Med Tech. He retired from the hospital in 1994 and moved to Holt County, Mo., in 2012.
Through the years he and his wife enjoyed spending many winter months in South Padre Island, Texas. Norm enjoyed woodworking in his shop, making many beautiful things. His specialty was dollhouses, and he spent many hours on these. He also loved to cook and enjoyed sharing his homemade soups, chicken and noodles, etc. with friends. He enjoyed his many buddies at the morning coffee klatch. Norm was an avid reader and kept the library busy. Norm was a caring, loving husband and father. He loved his Lord and was a faithful servant.
Norman passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at an Oregon, Missouri healthcare facility.
Proceeding him in death were his parents; a son-in-law, Terry Fetterman; two sisters and their husbands, Melva (Jack) Fields and Shirley (Lloyd) Clark; and brother-in-law, Dick Krause.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Beverly, of their Oregon home; children, Robin Fetterman of Anthon, Jeffrey (Donna) Price of Locust Grove, Va., and Jennifer (Darwin) Binder of Forest City, Mo.; sister-in-law, Shirley Krause; grandchildren, Nicole (John), Jessica (Jason), Chad (Genni), Lyndsey (Thaaqib), Kari (Shawn), Megan (Andrew), and Rachel (Tate); and many great-grandchildren and close friends.
Family visitation was Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon. A funeral service with military honors was Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon. Inurnment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap. Memorials may be directed to Freudenthal Hospice, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, or CrossPointe Church missions. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com.