October 18, 1938 — March 6, 2018
After a courageous fight with various cancers, Norman Loughmiller, 79, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2018, with his family by his side.
Norman was born October 18, 1938, in Jackson County, Kansas, to Harley and Lucille (Miller) Loughmiller. He moved with his family to Lebanon in 1947, and graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1957.
During his senior year of high school, he joined the National Guard and went on to serve 10 years. Just after graduation, he started his electrical apprenticeship with Jim Andrews of Jim’s Electric, which later became Jimco. He continued his electrical career there until 1988, and then with Duraflake until his retirement in 2003.
Norman married Palma Williams in 1964, and they made their home in Lebanon until 2016, when they moved to Albany to be next door to their daughter. Palma preceded him in death in 2017.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and going to auctions. He loved racing and hot rods. He was an accomplished welder and a talented fabricator. There was nothing he couldn’t build or repair.
He was devoted to his family, and always there to lend a helping hand to his friends.
He is survived by his sister, Colleen Cooley of Albany; sister, Donna Swank of Sweet Home; brother, Ron Loughmiller of Nampa, Idaho; sister, Marsha Jones of Lebanon; son, Dan Loughmiller of Longview, Washington; son, Rob Loughmiller of Albany; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bernie Rugg of Albany; granddaughter, Rachael Rugg of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews who admired him.
Norman had requested no funeral services, and he will be laid to rest next to his wife in the Rock Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Contributions in Norman’s memory may be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.