Norman Charles Huffer

December 19, 2019

Norman Charles Huffer, 81, of Michigantown, died Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Ft. Myers, Florida.  He was born in Michigantown on March 1, 1938 to the late Don C. & Olean (Stevenson) Huffer.  He married the love of his life Dixie Lee Bosworth on June 28, 1959 and they shared 60 years of marriage together.

Norman was a 1956 graduate of Scircleville High School and studied Animal Science at Purdue University.  He was Fertilizer Plant Manager for Sohigro and Ag Max, a Territory Manager of Nitrogen Sales for Standard Oil of Ohio, and a family farmer.  He worked in the Chemical Plant Industry for 35 years, retiring in 2003.  He was a lifelong resident of Michigantown and had spent 15 winters in Fort Myers, Florida.

Norman was a life long member of Country Chapel Church of God where he served as an Elder for over 50 years.  He and Dixie were youth leaders for over 15 years.  He was one of the founding members of the Michigantown Lions Club, a member of Michigantown Community Club, served on the Clinton Central School Board for multiple years, and was a 50+ year member of the Hillisburg and Beard Masonic Lodges.  He was an avid sports fan and especially loved golf and being a member of The Duffers Frankfort Golf Group.  He was a fan of all Purdue sports, particularly basketball.  Norman loved life and he especially loved people ~ He didn’t know a stranger.

Memorial donations may be made in Norman’s honor to the Michigantown Lions Club, c/o Don Blanche, 2588 N CR 730 E, Michigantown, IN  46057 or the Country Chapel Church of God, c/o Gina Davey, 2003 W. Barner, Frankfort, IN  46041,  envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Funeral Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.  Mark Tschaenn, Mark Good, and Greg Demmitt will officiate the service. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife: Dixie are his Son:  Brian (Kim) Huffer of Rural Frankfort, IN; Daughter:  Marita (Larry) Barthuly of Westfield, IN; Sister:  Shirley McQuinn of Chandler, AZ; Brother-in-law:  Don Bosworth of Gualala, CA; Grandchildren:  Nick (Kira) Dunn of Cumming, GA, Lindsay (Jake) Huffer of Indianapolis, IN, Amber (Justin) Kuhn of Lafayette, IN, Sarita Barthuly of Westfield, IN, and Hunter Barthuly of Westfield, IN; Great Grandchildren:  Reagan Dunn, Aubrey Dunn, Tatum Dunn, Jonah McAtee, Ezekiel Kuhn, and Lucas McAtee.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Sam Huffer, and step-mother: Roselin Huffer.


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37 Condolences for “Norman Charles Huffer”

  1. Deanna Lowery December 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    One of the nicest men I have ever known. I was so blessed to know him when I was growing up. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Charles Burnham Huffer December 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    My sympathies to Dixie, Brian, Marita and all of Norman’s extended family and friends. I never had the chance to meet Norman, but I’m sure that he will be greatly missed by all.

    Chuck Huffer of Thousand Oaks, CA, a distant cousin

  3. George Gilbert December 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    To the family and close friends of Norm, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Norm was a member of the Clinton Central School Board that hired me as a teacher/coach. Norm was always a kind, respectful, giving man n our community. I remember one year I was running an academic program (Norm was no longer on the school board) and I found myself short on funds and Norm helped us finish the program by giving a cash gift to get us through. He was always at events and really cared for our youth and their development in the classroom, on the court or on the field. Every time I would see Norm around the community he had a smile and we would talk briefly before getting on with our lives. I will truly miss Norm as I feel he demonstrated great character and was a great person in our community. I feel honored to have known him and he will be missed in our community, but not forgotten!

    George Gilbert
    Clinton Central Teacher

  4. Phil & Gloria Crum December 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    So sorry to learn of Norm’s passing. Sincere sympathies to Dixie and the entire family.

  5. Jenny Axelson December 24, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Duxie, Marita and Brian and families; I treasured Norm. Loved his hugs, smiles and laughter. His love for others shined brightly and I know I am a better person from knowing him and spending time with your precious family. I know His love for God spilled over into my life and I am internally grateful. Praying God comforts you all with his loving heavenly arms.

  6. Gary Rohwer December 24, 2019 at 10:21 am

    So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. Loved playing golf with him at Olde Hickory. He was one of the good guys.

  7. Butch Huffer December 24, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Norm was on of the good buys, my prayers are with you. God Bless.

  8. Jeff Brown December 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. Great guy who I enjoyed so much. So sorry Dixie. Will miss Norm at Olde Hickory

  9. Jack Stevenson December 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    So sorry to hear of Norms passing. A great guy that will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to Dixie and family. RIP buddy.

  10. Lorne & Marilyn Motton December 24, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Dixie, so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. Lorne and I were so fortunate to have met you and Norm at Olde Hickory and to say we shared a few good times and to call you are friends. Norm will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. Judy Lynch December 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    So sorry Dixie to hear about Norm. He was such a great guy and will be missed by so many. Take care. Our prayers are with you.
    Gordy and Judy

  12. Randy Hand December 24, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    We are so sorry Dixie, Kathy and I are going to miss Norm very much. I have enjoyed being your neighbor in Ft Myers and whatever help you may need Dixie please let me know.

  13. Judy Dincher and John Cavanagh December 24, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Dixie and Family, you have been in our thoughts and prayers Norm was special to all of us but I truly felt we were buddies He will be missed. You have the support of all at Olde Hickory

  14. Dennis and Terrie Daly December 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. A great life ending too soon. Condolences to Dixie and the family. I really enjoyed time playing golf at Olde Hickory with Norm. Norm had a great and fun attitude that will be missed.

  15. Jake December 24, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Will miss you Norm lots & lots of laughs, very fun man to be around.

  16. Dave Turkington December 24, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I didn’t know Norm well but I had the privilege of playing golf with him a few times with the OH Monday group. My condolences to the family at this difficult time
    Dave Turkington

  17. Tim Valento December 24, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Dixie and family,

    Sorry for for your loss. I always enjoyed talking big ten sports with Norm while we would be golfing with the Monday group at Olde Hickory. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  18. Tom Crowell December 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    So sorry to heard about Norm. Enjoyed his company on and off the golf course. He was a gentleman and will be missed by all of us at Olde Hickory.

  19. John and Karen Gerlach December 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Norman was an exceptional person. He was kind, caring and comforting to everyone, even when he was suffering through one of his bad times. He will be sorely missed. Our love and prayers go out to Dixie and her family

  20. Tom and Thelma Seward December 25, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Dixie and family, I’m so sorry to learn that Norm passed away. I know the two of you were so very close. God’s love and strength is always with you and our thoughts and prayers pour out to you for peace and comfort. With sincere sympathy and love. Tom and Thelma Seward

  21. Theodore R Mossburg December 26, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Dear Dixie, So sorry to hear Norm has past, If there’s any thing you need please know we are just down the road, god bless you. sincerely Linda Mossburg

  22. Linda Oswald December 26, 2019 at 10:07 am

    My Dear Dixie and family. Very sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. We had lots of fun at Olde Hickory! Norm is now beating Don on the golf course in heaven! I won’t be asking “what are you wearing “ anymore. Love you and see you in January!

  23. Wayne & Karen Patchett December 26, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Sincere condolences and prayers for Dixie and all of your family. Our lives have connected throughout the years and we’ve always enjoyed times spent with Norman and you. Please know that we care.

  24. Mike & Debbi Bassett December 26, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Dixie and family, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  25. Wilmina Deford and Family December 26, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Dixie and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. Pastor Dave Cheatwood December 26, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Dixie, You and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort you and help you through your loss.
    Pastor Dave Cheatwood

  27. Steve & Denise Nagy December 26, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Dixie & Family, We’re so sorry to hear of Norm’s passing. We met Norm (& Dixie) our first weekend at Olde Hickory in 2006 when our Golf Pro, Travis, paired us up with them in a golf tournament. We have good memories of Norm around the pool house, the golf course and the OH bar & grill and we will miss him.

  28. Jean Plum December 27, 2019 at 10:16 am

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. With deepest sympathy. Nine Hole Olde Hickory Ladies League.

  29. Bebe McClure December 27, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you dear Dixie and your family! Hugs and love, Bebe and Dale

  30. Eileen and Tom Justus December 27, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Tom and I are so sorry that Norm won’t be with us at Olde Hickory. In the short time we’ve known you, we have been so inspired by Norm’s positive attitude and his joy in living. That’s what we’ll remember. Thanks for including us in your extended Florida friends and family group.

  31. Phil & Janet Reed December 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Dixie, our condolences to you and your loving family for Norm’s passing. We will remember him as a true gentleman always willing to give everyone a helping hand as proven by his life long extra volunteer activities! Most certainly he was a true Dover Co-op member while attending Purdue. So sorry that we are unable to attend his funeral celebration.

  32. Jewell R. Richards December 27, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Dixie, I am so sorry in your loss of Norm. He was a great friend from the church, from high school to Purdue and through all the years. Even though we did not see each often in these later years it was always a great hug, handshake and smile when we did see each other. It seemed we always had a story to share about our high school rivalry games or about our days at Purdue together. He was a great Christian friend that I will miss. Your friendship with Georgia also goes back to grade school days. God bless you and your family from both of us. Georgia and Jewell Richards

  33. Ralph & Nancy Emanuel December 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about Norm’s passing. We are thinking of you and your family through this difficult time. Norm was a wonderful man and we are so fortunate to have had the chance to know him. He will truly be missed.

  34. Caroline and Jim Weis December 30, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Dixie and family, Jim and I share your grief at this very difficult time and have treasured your friendship at and around Olde Hickory. We hope we can share time together in the future. Love, Caroline and Jim Weis.

  35. Jim Guess January 9, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Dixie. I know you will greatly miss your lifetime buddy. He was such a likeable man. We have loved getting to know both of you. I do hope you can find comfort in the members of Olde Hickory but know you also had many wonderful friends in Indiana as well!! Hang in there my friend. Jim Guess

  36. Addie and Vic Nolletti January 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Dear Dixie, our sincere condolences for your loss Norm was one of the really good guys!

  37. Diane Sipos January 9, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry, Dixie, to hear of Norm’s passing.
    Prayers are with you and your family at this sad and difficult time. In friendship sympathy …
    Diane & Sreve

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