Norman R. Garner

Norman R. Garner, 90, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away, peacefully at home Friday, October 3, 2014 with
his family at his side.
He was born in Wayne, Ohio on March 28, 1924 to Floyd and Jessie (Van Vorhis). He married his high school
sweetheart, Betty June Guard on November 6, 1944 and she survives in Bowling Green. This year they would
have celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Norm was a decorated World War II veteran of the Army Air Force 485th Bomb Group. He flew 51 bombing
missions over Italy as an engineer on a B24 bomber.
Norm worked for the A&P Tea Company as a meat cutter for more than 30 years. His favorite hobby
was attending auto races and following the "NASCAR and Indy Car circuit." He also enjoyed
country music, square dancing and vacationing with the family across the western United States. He
enjoyed the numerous automobiles he owned throughout his life and often recalled memories based on what
car he was driving.
Norm was a loving dad to his son, Jimmie and daughter, Bonnie Metcalf (Gary) and was the world’s best
grandpa to grandson, Todd Metcalf (Mandy).
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the loving caregivers who became our
extended family and to Bridge Hospice for their compassion and guidance.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the DUNN FUNERAL
HOME, located in Bowling Green’s Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St. Meg Knape, Bridge Hospice
Chaplin will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The Wood
County Honor Detail will conduct military honors at Graham Cemetery, Wayne, Ohio following the Monday
Memorial contributions in Norman’s honor may be given to Bridge Hospice.
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