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Norman N. Sobol

June 9, 1935 — July 25, 2023


Norman Nicholas Sobol passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in Mokena, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas G. Sobol and Emily A. Sobol (nee Svrljuga). He is survived by his loving wife Shirley (nee Dombey) and his 3 children, daughter Jeanne (and Cindy) Sobol, daughter Nancy (and Roger) Van Vlerah, and son Scott (and Theresa) Sobol; and his sister, Delores (James) Spain; and many nieces and nephews.  Norman had three beautiful grand children, Kristen ( and Joe) Zelek, Vicki (and Ryan) Nemeczek, and Matthew (and Katie) Sobol. Norman was blessed with two precious great grandchildren, Celine Zelek and Vanessa Sobol. Norm loved his family and cherished moments spent with family. Norm worked at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois for 16 years. Norm was a third degree Mason and proud of his Masonic heritage and accomplishments. Norm served in the U.S. Army right out of high school and was stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. When he returned, he married his high school sweetheart, Shirley. Norm and his family were longtime residents of Hometown, Illinois where he served his community as a police officer, eventually retiring as captain. He also served as police chief in Palos Hills, IL. Norm served many years as an officer in the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3. Norm worked as a service technician and salesman for Leeds and Northrup, Fisher Porter and Foxboro. He could repair and build most anything! Norm was an accomplished marksman and loved to fish and play golf. The family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 3 to 7 p.m.  at Palos Gaidas Funeral Home 11028 Southwest Hwy. Palos Hills, IL 60465.
The family asks that remembrances be made in Norman's name to the charity of your choice. A private family interment will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Visitation

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11028 SW Hwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Private Interment

Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home & Cremation Services

17 W 201 E Roosevelt Rd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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