Norman Stewart Sannes passed on Jan. 10, 2016, at 5:40 a.m., at age 96.
Norman was born in Banks, N.D., in 1919.
He graduated from Watford City High School in 1938.
Norm took an auto mechanics class to fix up a 1928 Chevy Roadster and took off in it from North Dakota to work in an Aircraft Factory in California.
After Pearl Harbor was attacked, he joined the Navy and served on the ship, President Adams, for two years as Radioman First Class, during World War II. Norm's last year of service was in Washington D.C., where he met and married Mary Sims.
Norm and Mary moved to Billings, Montana, where they started their family. They went back to Washington D.C., for engineer schooling and then on to Bloomington, Ind., where he began his 30 year career at RCA. They retired to Josephine, Ala., and became members of Josephine Baptist Church.
His family will dearly miss him and his sweet smile.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; five children, Bob Sannes, Indianapolis, Ind., Betty Hamilton, Portland, Ore., Penny Sannes, Elberta, Ala., Bill Sannes, Elberta, Ala., and Becky Garrett, Port Royal, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; his sister, Violet Sharick, Mandan, N.D.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Alma Sannes; brothers, Kermit, Cyril, and Allen Sannes; sisters, Ruby Griffith and Rose Wehrung.
A memorial service was held Friday, Jan.15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Josephine Baptist Church in Josephine, Alabama.
Arrangements were handled by Cason Funeral Service of Foley, Alabama.