Norman “Norm” Lisle

February 12, 1940 ‒ February 10, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Norm Lisle, 79 of Delaware passed away peacefully Monday morning, February 10, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 12, 1940 in Grundy County, Missouri, the son of the late Emmet & Mildred (McAtee) Lisle.  Norm proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during Vietnam, and was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  He was Honorably Discharged in October 1966.  Norm would go on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wright State University in 1973. During his time in college he would meet and later marry the love of his life, Judy (Bonfield).

Eventually Norm and Judy made their way to Delaware, Ohio. Norm worked as a Sales Agent and a Market Sales Manager for Allstate Insurance Company. Norm and Judy were also members of the Delaware Church of Christ, where Norm was a Deacon. He was on the Board of Directors for Willow Brook for over 30 years. After retirement Norm drove for Byers Toyota Dealership, either picking up or dropping off vehicles.   Norm was also a member of the Delaware Kiwanis Club.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years Judy Lisle; son Jon (Julie) Lisle; daughter Jana Lisle-Watterson; grandsons Philip (Heather) Watterson and Joshua Lisle; great- granddaughter Scarlett Grace Watterson; brother Ty Lisle; sister Karen (Dan) Orr; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces, and great nephews.

When Norm wasn’t active with Willow Brook, Kiwanis, or the church, he enjoyed being out on the Golf Course. He also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. He enjoyed watching, and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team. His family and those close to Norm will always remember the caring, compassionate man of God he was.

A Celebration of Norm’s Life will take place at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Delaware Church of Christ, 71 State Route 203, Delaware, Ohio 43015, with Pastor Josh Ball officiating. With military honor provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association, and the United States Air Force.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Norm will be missed. I always waited on him when he came in with his church friends on Tuesday morning. He was a very special person

  • My High School days with Norm were very enjoyable and fun. Norm was never lost for words and a pleasure to be with. May he rest in peace!

  • I also was a high school classmate of Norm’s at Edon High School. We were in the class plays and he was a “hoot” to act with. I always enjoyed his “dry” sense of humor. We will miss him at our class reunions as he was a faithful member till the last 2 years. My prayers and sympathy to Judy and the family.
    Irene Brooks

  • Jana and family… We are thinking of you as you celebrate your Dad’s life and begin the journey of missing him. Praying for each of you. You have our sympathies… Love, Jeff & Karen

  • Norm was a special guy. He and Keith started the breakfast club, probably 20 years ago. I call it the ROMEO club, retired old men eating out. I was honored a few years ago to become a member. We set a place for Norm at Bob Evans Tuesday. He will be missed by many. “Jesus loves me, this I know. “

  • Thinking of you and remembering the wonderful times we’ve had. Prayers for your family dear friend.

  • Sorry to hear about Norman. He holds a special place in my heart because we were good friends in high school. He was alway giving me advice on dating. Hadn’t seen him for years but sad now I won’t see him until we meet again in Heaven.
    Linda (Best) Clark

  • Our hearts are saddened at your passing, Norm. It wont be the same. We treasure you and Judy’s friendship. We do have the hope of being together in eternity. God bless you Judy, Jana, Michael and your families.

  • Norm and I were high school friends and then we were room mates at a medical tech school. We both spotted Judy one day in class and Norm beat me in asking her for a date.
    I am sorry to hear another friend has left this earth, I have fond memories of our times together.

  • Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. I am sorry I missed the funeral. Norm warmly welcomed me to Delaware and did everything he could to help me with the Allstate Ins office. He showed me around town introduced me to old and new clients, fed me, and provided a caring heart to listen to my problems and concerns. I will miss his stories and kindness, as will everyone else who met him. You both are truly people of God!
    Martin and Colleen Mitchell