Norbert Chester Levans, Sr., 86, of Fremont, OH passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Continuing Healthcare of Milan in Milan, OH. He was born on April 15, 1932 in Siam, OH to Chester and Lucille (Wilson) Levans. He attended Attica High School.
He served in the U.S. Army with the Third Division during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. Norb was very active in the Military Burial Detail and the American Legion.
Norbert is survived by his children, Norbert C. Levans, Jr., Cincinnati , Mark A. Levans, Tiffin, Stephanie (Tim) Rutherford, Green Springs, Stacey (Rich) Maebert, South Orange, NJ, Joseph Levans Pospisil, Tiffin, brother, Robert (Elaine) Levans, Bloomville, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry, Edward, Jack, and George Levans.
A Military Graveside Service will take place at McGormley Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the Military Burial Detail, 204 Birchard Ave, Fremont, OH 43420.
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Sharon (Stockmaster) Nims & Tom Marblehead, Ohio
Hi to the family of Norbert. Sorry to hear of this passing. I lived up the street from him & his family. I was closer to Jerry, Jack & George. Most of us were poor, but we made the most of what we had. I think that is why, Norbert went into the service? Us kids had open doors to most of the kids that lived there. Jack was my age & we spent time going swimming or playing cowboys & Indians. Buy that time, Norbert may have been gone, he was 11 years older than I. Norbert worked with my husband, Tom at, Topline. He was always smiling & a man who could talk with anyone. U should be very proud, of his service to U & the US. I pray that he knew the Lord as his Savior? And that one day U will see him again? I hope too. The Bible says, Absent from the body, present with the Lord. If U are not sure about, Ur relationship, just ask , seek, & find. God be near in Ur loss.
Thanks for your very kind words. During the last few months, I visited my Dad often. When he was coherent, he talked about his service in the military. I have come to realize that perhaps the reason for his irradiate behavior, when we were kids, had to do with trauma he suffered during his military career. He was in two major theaters, and I believe he saw things that no one should see. Some people can handle it, some cannot. We now call it PTSD. The Korean Conflict is one of the most mysterious conflicts in US history. But he was a proud veteran. Dad made many many mistakes in his life. But then again, we all do. You are right when you said growing up, everyone was poor. And when you mean poor, you mean really poor! His mother and father were doing the best they could, but not enough. I have heard the stories. I just couldn’t imagine going through what those boys went through.
But through it all, my Dad was always a positive friendly guy. Take care.
Mark…I don’t get the newspaper any more…. Sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very good guy. Worked with him many years on the Burial detail. He was quite a guy…..
Thanks for your kind words.