Norman Lee Offenbacker 1937-2019 Norman Lee Offenbacker, 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and formerly of the Northboro, Iowa area, passed away at Bon Secours Nursing Home on January 2, 2019. Norman was born in Northboro, Iowa on December 21, 1937 to Harold and Reeva Offenbacker. He lived most of his life on the farm at Northboro. Norman graduated from Coin High School and then married Pat Bolin. Following their marriage, he and Pat moved to Chicago, Illinois where Norman worked for Ozark Airlines and Pat attended college. Following their divorce, Norman returned to Northboro to help his dad with the farming operation. Farming and truck driving became his lifelong career. Norman then married Ann, who was the mother of three children by a previous marriage. They made their home in Northboro while Norman continued to farm. This union blessed them with the birth of their daughter, Stacey, who lives in western Nebraska. Norman helped Ann raise her three children and their daughter. Their marriage dissolved years later. Later, Norman married his present wife, Sandy, who had a son, David. Norman and Sandy became the parents of a son, Michael, who was the "light of Norman's life". Unfortunately, a tractor accident claimed the life of Michael in August 1980, which was very tragic for the entire Offenbacker family. Following Michael's death, Norman and Sandy became the parents of two more children, Alex and Andrew. Later, Norman made the decision to move to St. Petersburg hoping to make a new life for himself. A fall and a broken hip sent him to the hospital for a hip replacement followed by rehab at a nearby facility. However, while he was healing from his recent hip replacement, he became ill with COPD. He enjoyed being at Bon Secours Nursing Home as he had wonderful care, and they loved him as one of their own. The Bon Secours and hospice staff were wonderful to Norman and he was fortunate to have them at his side. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Reeva Offenbacker, and his son, Michael. He is survived by his children, Stacey, Alex, and Andrew, his sister Nancy Baucke and brother, Don Offenbacker, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A memorial service is planned for May 18 at 11:30 am at the Northboro Community Center. Norman's first cousin, Jim Offenbacker of Bedford will conduct the service. Following the service, lunch will be served with burial following at the Union Grove Cemetery, weather permitting. Memorials may be directed to the Northboro Betterment Committee or the Northboro church.

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