John Norbert Eising Obituary

John Norbert “Norb” Eising

John Norbert “Norb” Eising, 90, of 2319 Waters Court, Quincy, died Sunday morning (October 31, 2010) at Sycamore Healthcare Centre, Quincy. Norb was born October 17, 1920 in Quincy, the son of the late John Bernard and Agnes Margaret Thieman Eising. He married Mary Louise Roehl on April 1, 1944 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Quincy while on leave from the US Army. Mary Louise and Norb met on a hayrack ride and had been married 67 years. She survives.

Norb attended grade school at St. John’s and graduated from Quincy College Academy in 1939. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during World War II and provided administrative support for the construction of the ALCAN (Alaskan) Highway, built by the US Army as an overland military supply route from the contiguous United States through Canada to the Alaska territory, and at Fort D. A. Russell (now Fort Francis E. Warren AFB) in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Norb was employed by the Quincy Herald Whig for over 40 years, beginning at age 13 as a newspaper carrier. After returning from military service he began his apprenticeship at the newspaper to become a printing pressman. He worked as a pressman until he retired in 1986. For many of those years Norb also served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Printing, Pressman, and Graphics Communication Union in Quincy.

Norb was a handyman and liked to keep busy. He enjoyed carpentry, fishing, playing cards, reading, traveling, especially to visit his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren, and watching Cardinals baseball. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Quincy.

Norb was the youngest of six and was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and many relatives. Surviving are three daughters, Shari Louise Borlin and husband David of Chesterfield, MO; Kay Ellen Kayser and husband Jim of Quincy; Deborah Ann (Deb) Eising and family friend Nina Hampton of Fulton, MO; and one son, John Norbert Eising, Jr. of Linn, MO. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, Jon David Borlin, wife Vicki and children Maxx Parker Borlin and Tobi Ann Borlin of Troy, IL; Scott Michael Borlin, wife Kerri and children Reese David Borlin, Shelby Laine Borlin, Jacob Craig Borlin, and Charlie Scott Borlin of Washington, IL; Jeffrey Marc Borlin, wife Amy and children Lillian Clare Borlin and Lucas Henry Borlin of Chesterfield, MO; Casey Lee Kayser of Burlington, VT; Christy Lyn Kayser Arrazattee and husband Andrew of Baton Rouge, LA; John Norbert Eising III and Sean Michael Eising of Linn, MO; Shelley Lynne Kirk and children Tyler Reece Kirk, Jonathan Michael Kirk, and Kyle Mathew Price of Linn, MO; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Prayer services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass at 10:00 at St. Peter Church with the Rev. Roy Bauer officiating. Burial with Military honors by the Quincy American Legion Post #37 will be at Sunset Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Sycamore Healthcare Centre, Hospice, or the Great River Honor Flight