Norman Kirchner

March 4, 1938 - March 4, 2021
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Celebrating the life of Norman Otis Kirchner came into this world on March 4th of 1938 and he left here on his 83rd birthday, on March 4, 2021. He left this world at home of natural causes and surrounded by his family. He graduated from Cridersville High School. He worked at Ford Motor Company for 38 years. Farming was his passion. He loved being in the fields, planting, harvesting and watching his crops grow. He loved working and enjoyed everybody else working. He would ask any of the kids that came in the house “Did you work today?” His journey here on Earth has left a legend in our hearts and his work here is finished.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Kennedy, married Sept. 7, 1963, children: Joseph James (Kim) Kirchner, Tonya (John) Godfrey, John (Jill) Kirchner and Angela (David) Wallace all of Cridersville, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one on the way, a sister, Yuteve Metzger of Wapak; her daughter, Elisha (Bart) Smith, their daughters Andrea and Emily and a great-great niece and nephew.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents Otis James and Donna Frances (Harruff) Kirchner, a brother-in-law Whitey Metzger and nephew Kurt Metzger.
Private family services will be held and burial in Shockey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Born: March 4, 1938
Died: March 4, 2021

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Greg Hengstler posted on 3/16/21

I just seen this, I have known Norm for many years as his farming equipment parts man both at Harvey's in Lima and Violet Implement and Farmers equipment at New Hampshire. I was blessed to know Norm all the years, a man of integrity, he was hard working and had a sense of humor that I will never forget. Peace and God's blessings to Norm and his family!


Jim Crouse posted on 3/8/21

Our Sympathy to the Family of NORMAN KIRCHNER !! Jim & Sharon Crouse


Jim Crouse posted on 3/8/21

In memory of Norman Kirchner, Jim Crouse lit a candle


Putnam County Hospice posted on 3/8/21

The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Norman and all of his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Pam Eley posted on 3/6/21

Prayers to the Kirchner family! My dad Vernon Eley worked with Norman at Ford Motor Company!


Penney (Motter) Rice posted on 3/6/21

Bonnie & family So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Penney (Motter) Rice


Sally Longworth posted on 3/6/21

Our heart an sympathy goes out to Bonnie an family for their lose. Growing up i can remember thr times when dad, norm an the other uncles an grandpa playing cards at Christmas an family gatherings. Norm always seemed to have that laugh that was contagious. Especially with Aunt Clara. Dad an I send our love an prayers to the family.