Norman D. Behymer, 83, of Savannah, entered into the presence of our Lord Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at LaVerna Village, Savannah.

Norman D. Behymer, 83, of Savannah, entered into the presence of our Lord Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at LaVerna Village, Savannah.

Norman was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Hannibal to Norman Leslie and Minnie (Atkins) Behymer.

On May 1, 1954, he married Margaret Ruth Adams in Independence at Trinity Episcopal Church. Norman was of the Catholic Christian faith.

Norman was a journeyman electrician in the IBEW Local Union 350 in Hannibal, and he served 10 years in the United States Air Force.

Norman competed in barbeque competitions in Kansas City with the Stormin' Norman-Adams Barber-Q team. He was an avid football fan, especially Notre Dame, MU and the Chiefs. He coached flag, Pop Warner and middle school football. He enjoyed fishing, cross-stitch, woodwork, reading and Wii bowling. He lived life to the fullest and was proud of winning third place in a Wii bowling tournament the day before his passing.

Norman is survived by his wife, Margaget Behymer, and daughter, Joni Kothe, of the home; son, Larry Behymer, St. Joseph; grandchildren, Eva (Jason) Williams, Brandon Behymer, Crystal Behymer, Laura (Stan) Rauh, Emily (Bekah) Kothe, Jennifer Behymer, Allison (Chris) Evans, Barry Kothe, James Kothe, and Seralda Kothe; great-grandchildren, Damian, Brianna, Sydne, Kenna, Lily, Xander, Maliyah, Aubrey, Emilia and Jayceion; sister, Mary Garrett; brother, Jim Behymer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma Jean, Marie and Doris; and brothers, Richard and Bill.

He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date in St. Joseph. He will be inurned at the Missouri Veterans Commission Cemetery in Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the LaVerna Village Activity Fund, in care of Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden.