CECIL -- Norman E. Tritsch Sr., 74, Cecil, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was born in Quincy, Illinois, on June 22, 1937, the son of Ennis F. and Frances (Randall) Tritsch. On March 23, 1969, he married Barbara Goings, who survives. He worked for Dahm Brothers Roofing of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for 33 years, retiring in 1990.
Also surviving are a son, Norman Tritsch Jr. of Sherwood, Ohio; five stepdaughters, Wanda (Scott) Harris of Oakwood Ohio, Esky (Kent) Bushe of Indianapolis, Indiana, Carol (Rich) Hendricks of Edgerton, Ohio, Mary Rosebrock of Paulding, Ohio, and Judith (Gary) Hawkey of Oakwood, Ohio; a stepson, Raymond Fouty of Okinawa, Japan; a granddaughter, Kayla Laney.; 17 stepgrandchildren; and 17 great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Sandy Shoemaker of Venice, Florida, and Debbie Tritsch of Sarasota, Florida; two brothers, Richard Tritsch of Summertine, Florida, and Joe Tritsch of Sarasota, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Tritsch; two grandsons, Ryan and Austin Tritsch; and a stepgranddaughter, Becca Tracy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding Ohio. Burial will be in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood, Ohio. Visitation will be at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until service time.
Memorials are to Norman E. Tritsch Sr. family. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.