Norma Easterday 71, Winamac, Indiana and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 4:43 P.M. Sunday October 3, 2021 at her residence. Raymond Easterday 74, Winamac, Indiana, passed away at 10:20 A.M. Thursday October 7, 2021 at Franciscan Health Lafayette, Indiana, East.
Norma and Raymond were married on May 9, 1976 in Illinois.
Norma was born on July 28, 1950 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of James Frederick and Melba M. (Rhoades) Rupp. Raymond was born on August 10, 1947 in Logansport, Indiana, the son of Robert and Marjorie E. (Gunter) Easterday.
Norma had worked as a correctional officer for ten years at the Boys correctional facility in Logansport, Indiana and had also worked at Eaton Corporation where she had been a union steward. In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping, garage sales, watching game shows, having lunch with her sister Barbara, and loved being with her family.
Raymond had worked as a painter and artist. He owned and operated Airbrush Plus for many years. He had also worked as a mechanic for Exxon and had done heating and cooling. In his spare time, he enjoyed painting, art, playing games on Facebook. In his younger days he was active in racing cars and was talented enough to walk on stilts tall enough to see over the top of train cars that were parked close to his house.
Survivors include their children, Margaret Ritchie, Rochester, Indiana, Angela Davis, Winamac, Indiana, Joe (Tammy) Ritchie, Dowell Town, Tennessee, Samantha (Kenny) Tuley, Winamac, Indiana, their fourteen grandchildren, their fifteen great grandchildren, Norma’s siblings, Barbara (Ralph) Hart, Rochester, Indiana, Cindy Eastwood, Rochester, Indiana, Chuck (Jane) Rupp, Akron, Indiana, Paul (Lori) Rupp, Terre Haute, Indiana, Frank Rupp, Rochester, Indiana, Bill Lee, Vacaville, California. Raymond is survived by his brother, Steve (Brenda) Easterday, Columbus, Ohio. They are survived by several nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Jim Rupp and Kenny Rupp, and sister, Mary Jane Singer. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Friday October 15, 2021 at the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com
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