Norman Anthony “Moose” Creighton

Norman Anthony “Moose” Creighton

Norman Anthony “Moose” Creighton, 80 of Stockton IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

The family of Norm would like to invite all friends and family to a gathering at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton from 9 to 11 AM, Saturday, August 27, 2016. It will be immediately followed by a funeral mass and military honors. Cremation rites have been accorded

The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

Norman was born September 21, 1935 in Stockton, the youngest son of Walter and Mary Ellen (O’Halloran) Creighton.  Norman attended Stockton Center Country School for 1st through 4th grade, Holy Cross Catholic School for 5th through 8th grade and graduated from Stockton High School with the class of 1954. He married Patricia Bennett, of Galena on July 5, 1969 and she preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Stockton American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.

Norm served his country as an aviation metal smith, in the United States Navy. He worked at Kraft Cheese and managed Ron’s Amoco in Apple River, IL.  Farming was Norm’s passion and life-long dream.  He loved his many Farmall tractors and his little 8N Ford tractor. He loved his Hereford cows and Duroc hogs.

Norm is survived by his four daughters: Angela (Mark) Rein of St Paul, MN., Amy (Chris) Fields of Scales Mound, IL, Ann (Jim) Harnish of Stockton, IL, and Amanda Creighton of Stockton, IL; 10 grandchildren: Maureen, Eloise, Nicholas, Steven and Lucille Rein; Jessica, Emily and Kimberly Fields; Hannah Downing and Olivia Harnish; his brother Cecil Creighton of Lena, IL, his sister Marita Moore of Freeport, IL; two step sisters, Sister Agnes Marie Lynch of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Dubuque, IA and Jerry Weiss of San Jose, California and his forever loyal  dog companions  Jack and Eddie.

Norm is preceded in death by his loving wife, his parents, his siblings Regis Creighton and Wilma Groom, his step-siblings. Raymond Lynch, Harold “Bud” Lynch, Elaine Klenske and Mary Roth.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to FHN Hospice.

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