Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Norman Starr

Norman (Norm) Starr, 87, of Savoy, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at his home.

Norm was born on Aug. 25, 1933, to James Starr and Margery (Duncan) Starr of Barnum, MN. He married Margery Hess on February 15, 1964, in Johnstown, PA. She survives as well as children, Mark (Kathy) Starr, Lisle, IL, and Norma (Kirk) Fagerland, Bloomington, IL. He was preceded in death by son, Daryl Starr. Also surviving are sister Margery (Gary) Salmon, brother Judd (Sue) Starr, and four grandchildren, Timothy and Jeffrey Starr, and Matthew and Emma Fagerland. Other family members who preceded him in death are his parents, brothers Robert and James Starr, and stepmother Irene Starr.

Mr. Starr was a farmer until he enlisted in the US Air Force. He retired in 1975 and went on to a second career as Building Maintenance Technician for First National Bank (20 years) and Central Illinois Bank (13 years). He faithfully donated blood most of his life giving more than 16 gallons. He volunteered at empty tomb from 1973 through 2019, and helped countless friends and neighbors with home maintenance.

He enjoyed hobbies of leathercraft, fishing, woodworking, birdhouse design, Christmas crafts, and puzzles.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Champaign.

He touched many lives over the years and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, Sept. 4, at 11 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, with a visitation at 10 A.M. Pastor Julia Melgreen will officiate.

A graveside service will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign. Military Honors will be coducted by the American Legion Post 24 Color Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to empty tomb or the church.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.



My sincere condolences on your loss. Norm touched my life when I worked with him at First National for many years. Such a kind, wonderful man. We will all miss him. My prayers for you all. 

—Mary Millage


I had the pleasure of working with Norm at First National Bank in the late 1970's. He was always cheerful with a smile on his face and a very diligent worker. My sympathies to the family. God bless Norm and may he rest in peace.

—Bonnie Specchio