Sadly, Norm Creller W8NEC passed away May, 23, 2022 in his sleep. He was a great friend to all hams and a long time participant in various nets and activities. He will be missed.
Norman E. Creller, 83, of Temperance, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on May 23, 2022. He was born November 7, 1938 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Norman was an electrician by trade and worked a variety of interesting jobs including work with the Toledo Sports Arena and The Toledo Gold Diggers, a projectionist for local movie theaters, Dana Corporation and finally working in maintenance supervision at the Toledo Jeep plant where he retired in 2011. Norman had many hobbies throughout his life. He was very passionate about being a HAM radio operator with call numbers W8NEC and W8MPM, expanding his circle of family and friends both locally and internationally. He enjoyed watching college football and was a lifelong fan of the University of Michigan football program.
Norman's biggest accomplishment and passion was his family. He met his loving wife, Karen, in 1984. He loved her unconditionally for 38 years, and enjoyed many adventures with her by his side. They loved spending time together and considered watching their three grandchildren as they grew from babies to now teenagers as their biggest adventure. He lightheartedly listed his occupation on Facebook as "Babysitting U". He shared many wonderful moments with his grandchildren, Brittany, Nicole, and Kyle that will be forever cherished. He was very proud of his daughter, Lori Creller, for obtaining her Doctoral degree in 2021 and would introduce her to everyone as "Dr. Lori Creller" whenever he had the chance. He was also proud that Lori and his stepson, James, followed his footsteps to the Toledo Jeep Plant. The loss that Norman's family feels is indescribable and he will be missed greatly.
Norman is survived by his loving wife, Karen Creller; daughter, Lori Creller; son, Matt Creller; stepsons, James (Tara) Koch, Scott Stanley and Martin Stanley; grandchildren, Brittany Koch, Nicole Koch, and Kyle Koch; and many nieces and nephews; and more friends than you can count. Welcoming him into eternity with open arms are his loving parents, Arthur and Goldie Creller; his son, James A. Creller; his brother, Bill Creller; and his sisters, Nellie Fish-Carter and Ruth Morningstar; and many more loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 1690 W. Sterns Rd., Temperance, MI 48182 on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. where we will come together and celebrate Norman's life. Interment will be private at Toledo Memorial Cemetery.