Norman Neal’s daughter Jeanne informed us that he passed away October 15, 2020, at age 87. Formerly of Bloomington, MN, Norman was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Jean (Odle).
He is survived by his children, Nancy, David (Darcy), Steven (Theresa), and Jeanne (Chris) Hugo; 11 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren. Norm was a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. This prepared him for a distinguished career as a United States Air Force fighter pilot.
Stormin’ Norman Neal flew the F-100 with the 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron, out of Clark AB, in the Phillippines, and with the 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Cannon AFB in New Mexico.
After his flying career, he transitioned to insurance sales for a variety of companies in the Twin Cities. A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=11585&ovr_acv_id=12177&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS20047AAABRE&gclid=Cj0KCQiAhs79BRD0ARIsAC6XpaU2_DTgtzYFKTLwG4aTTpIlvFFu13zmWkxZy6P_7Lpv8NBgyhRm_7IaAtu-EALw_wcB