Norman Paroubek
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Obituary of Norman L. Paroubek

Norman L. Paroubek

Age 93, of LaSalle, IL and a former long-time resident of Chicago, IL  passed away peacefully Friday April 5, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.  He was born September 12, 1925 to the late Ida (Wendt) and Joseph Paroubek in Merrill, WI where he was raised and educated.  He was a graduate of Merrill High School where he was a member of the baseball and football teams and was recently honored for being one of the oldest alumnae; an event he truly enjoyed.

Norman was a US Army Air Force Veteran who served during WWII.  After the war he met and married his beloved wife Emily in Chicago, IL where they made their home until moving to the Seneca, IL area 15 years ago.

He is survived  by his daughter, Nancy Paroubek; son, Robert Paroubek; brother, Donald Paroubek and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife of 62 years and parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Ronald; sister, Angela Koerner and two brothers, Myron and Milton Paroubek as well as three siblings who passed away very young, Rosella, Roland and Wyman.

Norman retired from the United States Postal Service after more than 40 years of dedicated service. He could be described as a “hands-on” doer who could fix just about anything.  In his younger years he coached several sports and truly enjoyed mentoring and observing young athletes learn the fundamentals and importance of teamwork.

As it was Norm’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded.  He and Emily’s final earthly remains will be interred at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park, IL at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Morris, IL.  For more information please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at