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Norval Elias Thaler
(February 11, 1925 - November 21, 2012)

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Norval Elias Thaler

Norval E. Thaler, age 87 of Hastings, passed away November 21, 2012 at Woodlawn Assisted Living in Hastings. He was born February 11, 1925 in Freeport, Michigan the son of John and Anna (Roush) Thaler.

Norval attended Freeport High School, graduating in 1942. He honorably served in the US Army Air Corp. as a aerial gunner during World War II. After the war Norval worked at the Freeport Creamery.  He was a co-owner of Freeport Supply Hardware in the early 50s until 1976. Norval was the Barry County Clerk from 1976 until his retirement in 1988.  Norval and Norma were married on July 10, 1945. He was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church. Norval held several Barry County government positions. He was a board member and volunteer for the Barry County Habitat for Humanity. Norval also served as treasurer for many organizations. He had many interests that included, hunting, fishing, golf, bowling, softball, playing cards, singing and travel.

Norval was preceded in death by his wife, Norma on January 21, 2008; three brothers and five sisters.

He is survived by his daughters: Linda (Joe) Alberding, Sue (John) Biermacher; grandchildren: Scott Wilcoxson, Collin (Heather) Wilcoxson, Sarah (Mike) Garcez and five great grandchildren.

Visitation:
Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Girrbach Funeral Home
Hastings, Michigan

Funeral Service:
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:00 am
Freeport United Methodist Church
175 Cherry St.
Freeport, Michigan

Memorial Contributions:
Habitat for Humanity

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