Norman V. Key, 95, of Princeton died peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2012.


He was born on August 11, 1917 to the late Victor H. Key and Ethel (Redman) Key.


He was a 1942 graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agriculture, specializing in Animal Husbandry.  A WWII veteran, Norman entered active duty June of 1942 as a 2nd Lt, received the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service, serving in China and India before returning from 22 months overseas as a Major in June of 1946. He taught agriculture in Gibson County for five years following the war. He then became a successful salesman for the Wayne Feed Company where he retired after 28 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years.


In 1948 he married Joyce Kifer who preceded him in death in 1997.


He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Marion (Rogers) Key; 2 sons Timothy J. Key and Michael E. Key. 


Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling officiating. Internment will be at the Alexander Memorial Park in Evansville


Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1147.