Norman Edward Imblum

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August 6, 1942 ~ November 29, 2021

Born in: Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Avondale, Colorado

Norman Imblum service:

Norman Edward Imblum “Stormin Norman” was born August 6, 1942 in Allegheny, PA to the union of Norman Conrad and Bernadette (Rausch) Imblum. He passed away November 29, 2021 in Avondale, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, step daughter Audryanna Cosby and numerous other family and friends. He is survived by his wife Lila. Children and step children: Sharon Robinson, Norman Imblum II (Janet), Shawn Imblum, Tammy Nordyke (Ben), and James Cosby (Rose). Grandchildren: Krysta Stickler (Derek), Casey Lohrmeyer (Jay), Ronny Jameson II (Amanda Brewer), Trevor Jameson (Jaymie Masters), Dylan Robinson (Taybor), Chloe Brooks (Nick Fuller) and Chelsey Cosby. Great grandchildren: Hartlee, Rigley and Andi Stickler, Kaleb Lohrmeyer, Karsyn and Kynzli Jameson, Paisley and Macey Robinson, and Scott and Paisley Fuller. Sister Elaine Arnott and other family and friends.
He served in the Army from July 1960 to July 1963. He later joined the Naval Reserve and retired as Master Chief. Norman was a man of many talents. He could build you about anything, get your car running and do some body work on it as well. He worked a variety of jobs while getting his construction company going. He was a jeweler at Crews-Beggs Department Store, a computer operator for CF&I, repossessed cars and a general contractor. In his younger years he raced circle track at Beacon Hill Speedway, flew airplanes, mined for gold, hunted, fished, camped, traveled the world, and golfed. He also fell off countless roofs. Norm never met a stranger. Norm was always there to listen and give advice. He would help whoever needed it and give second chances sometimes more than he should have. He would also challenge you with a witty joke or two.
Viewing, December 9 from 4 to 6 pm. Service, December 10, 11 am both will be at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N Main St, Pueblo, CO
Graveside immediately following at Roselawn Cemetery.
Family welcomes friends to a reception following the graveside at Fr. Charles J. Murray Parish Hall at St. Joseph’s Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, CO 81006
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity in Norman’s memory.


Viewing: December 9, 2021 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Funeral Service: December 10, 2021 11:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Norm you were a good man and it was great to have served with you. You will be missed by almost everyone you have encountered due to your great personality.

  2. Bud – you were always there for me. We were cousins but you were more like a brother. We moved to California and then I moved to Washington but we were always close to each other. Phone calls – those were the best. Time passed but when we heard each other’s voice – it was like we had just chatted. So many memories. Family – that was your rock – we all looked to you for advice and ideas. You will always be with me – in my heart – in my prayers. Rest in peace dear Bud – God needed another “rowdy” angel more than those of us left on earth needed you. Love you!!!!

  3. Norm, you are greatly missed as we celebrate your life with your family and friends. We remember all the good times we shared. May you rest easy knowing your family is taken care of and we will always be looking up to you each day.

  4. Was in the Reserves with Master Chief Imblum 1986-2002. Chief Norm was definitely a SeaBee, top to bottom, it was a pleasure serving with him, he was a mentor, a shipmate and a friend. Fair winds and following winds Master Chief Imblum. EO-6 Alva Robinson

  5. As I look through pictures I see how important your family was to you. I hope you knew how important you were to us. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without you encouraging me or challenging me.

    I am so glad my boys were able to learn from you and share many adventures with you. Memories they will always have.

    I love you dad. You were the first man to love me and always did.

  6. Brother Norm,
    You were a wealth of knowledge and someone that could be trusted with knowing you were speaking the truth. Thank you for the memories during my CPO Indotrination and in the Operations shop of the Seabees. Your watch stands relieved, shipmate! Rest in Peace, Master Chief!

  7. Norman was a Senior Chief when I retired. He always treated his fellow man with respect! Mentored me on a few things. Norman was the Seabees’ Seabee. You may now rest Sir, we have the watch.
    EOC (SCW) Chett Winchell

  8. We never worked together much, but Norm did impart words of advice upon occasion. Master Chief was a mentor to many. I know he will be missed. Prayers to all of you for comfort, grace, peace and strength.

  9. Norm was always very helpful. Loved animals and would always help you without asking.
    Just mention a problem and he would arrive with a solution.

    Plywood once so my dog would fall through the pump house.
    Diamond drill bit another time when I was having issues drilling through tile.

    Family and friends will forever miss him, he holds a place in everyone’s heart who ever met him

  10. How true, never met a stranger…
    When I first moved in across the street, Norm learned that my dog Ebertson, had jumped on the roof of the well house and fell through it. Norm immediately went back out to work and grabbed a couple sheets of plywood and brought them to me to lay over the roof, so Ebertson wouldn’t fall through.
    The next summer I was putting a roof over my front patio, and having trouble drilling through the tile. Norm again stopped to see my trouble and again ran back out to work to get me a new diamond tipped drill bit.
    Not only was he a great neighbor but he believed in helping people.
    So sorry for his loss his family and the little town of Avondale will miss him greatly.

  11. I’m happy you were a part of my life as my neighbor for 8 years and a big part of my son’s life. You were always such a cool guy that ran with me while I trained for cross-country at school. I know you are celebrating a great life in a beautiful and peaceful place now. RIP Norm.

  12. Thank you for everything you did for me Normy. Even before you knew me you took me in & instantly treated me life family. I will never forget it.
    I truly miss you so much even now writing this I tear up. The 11 years I got to know you, I will always cherish because you were more then just some guy I knew. You were like a 2nd father to me.
    The last 4 years were beyond hard but I would do it all over again.
    I was beyond honoured to help care for you and never regretted it.
    I hope you’re living it up in heaven, telling everyone your stories you would always tell me about. All the places you helped built/fix up or people you knew and helped.
    I hope you’re happy & at peace having a good time.
    Thank you again for everything you did for me Normy. ❤
    I sure do miss you dearly…
    Until we see each other again, sweet dreams sweet Normy. 💔😭

  13. My mind still talks to you my ❤still looks for you but my ❤ knows your at peace I love you for ever. 💘Lila

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