Norman L. Yarger

August 19, 1932 ‒ October 16, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Patriotism is not some short, frenzied outburst of emotion, but the calm and steady dedication of a lifetime. Norm Yarger was a patriot. He passed into the Lord’s care Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was 87.

Born August 19, 1932 in Mansfield to parents Norman W. and Margaret (Keiser) Yarger, Norm was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and served four years with the United States Air Force – with a year of service in Korea.

He worked ten years with McClures’s Lawn & Garden as a technician before accepting a position with Therm-O-Disc, a company he served 29 years in production maintenance.

Norm always enjoyed small engine repair, classic cars, and an afternoon fishing – but his first love was his family, and enjoyed being at their sporting events.

He was a member of Lexington Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years Carol (Bemiller) Yarger, their children Jodie (Terry) Fogle of Lexington; Jeff Yarger of Johnsville, Jerry Yarger of Lexington and Jon (Chea) Yarger of New Albany; grandchildren Todd Yarger, Sarah Fogle, Michael Fogle, Tyeler (Tina) Yarger, Brandon (Kaylie) Yarger, Turner (Kayla) Yarger, Matthew Yarger, Christopher Yarger and Ellie Neitzel; great grandchildren Brayden Fogle, Cayden Brown, Kinsley Yarger, Kenna Yarger, Brinley Yarger and Bennett Yarger; brothers Robert (Jane) Yarger of Lexington, Tom (Sally) Yarger of Montpelier, VT, Don (Susan K.) Yarger of Ontario, a sister Susan L. (Wes) Welch of Lexington; a sister-in-law Marilyn Yarger of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Kevin Fogle, and a brother William Yarger.

A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. in Shauck Cemetery near Johnsville with Pastor Cory Schnuerer officiating. Military honors will be offered by Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion, Bellville. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Contributions in his memory to James Comprehensive Cancer Care of The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center or North Woodbury Alliance Church may be made through Snyder Funeral Home, PO Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904


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  • Junie is with Willie, Mom and Dad in heaven looking down over all of us until we’re all back together again, in HIS hands.

  • Dear Jerry & Family, I did not have the honor of knowing your Dad, but I do know he was a much loved father, grandfather & great grandfather. Sincere sympathy to u & all the family. May he Rest In Peace.

  • So sorry for your loss. Norm was a special man and will always have nothing but great memories Pam. Logan. Braddock

  • Dear Jodie and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Jeff, Jon, Jerry,
    Some 42 years ago I got to hang with your entire family. Those days, months, years are times that will never be forgotten and will always be looked upon with great fondness and meaning. Although many years have passed since, I can believe that God is ever present in each of you. His embrace and real love for each of us today is so much larger than what we can fully grasp or often imagine.

    God’s love for men like your dad is real, steadfast, and endless. Our God loved Norm totally. He proved it over & over in the Bible. I believe God totally embraces and welcomes Norm into His eternal presents.

    I got to see Carol & Norm navigate life together. What a blessing!

  • Jodie and family. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a special man and I will never forget him. He is in a better place.

  • I want to pass my condolences along to Jeff, Jerry, Jon and Jodie during this difficult time.

    Jeff Ellington

  • I am sorry that I couldn’t be with all of you this day. I have many great memories of times spent with my brother and his family. I know that Junie is at peace and that his family will hold a special place in my thoughts and will never be forgotten.

  • Jodie,Jeff and family. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I never worked with your dad. But I remember seeing him there. I’ve heard many good stories, he was very liked by many.

  • I always loved my Uncle loved spending time with him on the weekends around the fire place he is now up there with my Dad and Grandma and Grandpa looking down on us. Sorry I could not make it back home but Uncle Junie will always be in my heart.

  • To all of Norm’s family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    May God, Who IS our Peace, enfold each of you with this Peace and shower you with His consolation during this difficult time.
    Lifting you in prayer.

  • Carol & Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and think the world of him, you and your family. So happy to have been neighbors for so many years. What a privilege to have known him! Praying for peace and comfort for you all in this time.

  • I remember one of the first times we met I was playing ball outside with your son and he was a little crazy to be playing outside in the cold however he invited me inside and the fireplace was going and it was so inviting. I seen you and you had such a warm smile towards me. All these yrs later funny how some things stay in your mind.You raised some fine men and I thank you for doing that as they have always been friendly towards me. You lived a good long life reaching the high 80″s is something to be proud of these days. I know the good Lord is looking after you now. So rest in peace and realize you were a wonderful human being on your time on this planet. Jerry, Jon look after your mom now. Great family