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Norita Merline Hermeling

Norita Merline

November 1, 1937
July 13, 2017

Graveside Service 11 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Hilcrest Memorial Park, Centralia

Norita Merline Hermeling, 79, of Pekin, formerly of Centralia passed away on July 13, 2017 at her home in Pekin, IL. She was born the daughter of Dale Wilson and Mae Minnie (Thurston) Hollis on November 1, 1937 in Kewanee, IL. She married Wilbert Hermeling on July 16, 1990 in Paducah, Ky. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Norita is lovingly survived by her children, Denise Moldenhauer and husband Chris of Pekin, IL, Karen Potter and husband Rick of New Baden, IL, Gloria Burke and Sean of New Hampshire, Fonzie Rayburn and wife Brenda of Canton, IL, Wilbur Dennison, James and Trish Dennison of Salem, IL; Step Son John Hermeling, cherished sisters, Marcine Gilbert of Chattanooga, TN, Sharon Sparkman of Doyle, TN, Salenda McCullough of Woodbury, TN; dear brothers, Jerry Hollis of Kewanee, IL, Charles Hollis of Chillicothe, IL. Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to her husband, Wilbert Hermeling; she was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Mae Hollis; daughters, Jo Angela Tabor and Patricia Beard; sister, Shirley Hollis.

Norita was a proud member of Trinity Lutheran Church. For 16 years, she was engineer at Littlefuse.

Graveside Celebration of life services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Pastor Mark Girardin will officiate the service, and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Families wishes. Arrangements are under the care of Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. On-line condolences and memories of Norita may be shared with the family at