Norman D. Wright

Norman D. Wright, 82, of Swansea, IL, born Wednesday, October 10, 1928, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Wright was a retired machinist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and an inventor and patent holder in the printing industry. He was a member of St. Clair Lodge #24 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine (Patrol), Machinist Local and Belleville Elks Lodge #481. He was a U.S. Coast Guard Korean War veteran, a trustee for Eastside Fire Department, Belleville Exchange, a St. Clair County Precinct Committeeman and past president of Boulder Lake Association. He loved gardening, fishing and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Clarence F. and Minnie nee Paul Wright
  • Step-mother: Emily nee Schwagel Wright
  • Granddaughter: Morgan A. Wright

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Janet nee Lambert Wright
  • Children
    • Pam (Tim) Johnson of Swansea, IL
    • David (Erin) Wright of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Lisa (Dr. Kim) Reichert of Belleville, IL
    • Jeff Wright of Swansea, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Timothy & Stephanie Johnson
    • Sheridan Wright
    • Cole & Kai Reichert
    • Chase & Raquel Wright
    • Nick & Connor Martin

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. There will be a Masonic Lodge service at 7:30pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, April 15, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences left for Norman D. Wright:

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family during this sad time.

    Jennine (Abegg) Irwin Smithton Illinois 62285

    Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have a lot of good memories of spending time with your family at your slumber parties growing up. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

    Lee Ann nee Brinkman Heaton Belleville IL 62221

    Jeff and Family,

    My deepest sympathy to you are your family with the loss of your father, husband, grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Angela Limestall Waterloo IL 62298

    David,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. God bless.

    Keith Hausman Bethalto IL 62010

    David I am so sorry about the loss of your father. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    Monica Willis

    Sorry about the loss of your Father. May the memories of your Father help you through this difficult time. My prayers & thoughts are with you and your family.

    Sara Cordevant