Norman Phillip Wintermute

August 17, 1921 - December 27, 2008
Norman Phillip Wintermute

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Norman Phillip Wintermute, 87, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville. A native of Detroit, he was the son of the late Raymond and Elsie Poland Wintermute.

He served in the US Army and Coast Guard during WWII and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was a volunteer with the Henderson County Sheriffs Department and most recently, the Hendersonville Police Department. He loved and appreciated all animals, especially his own cats. He also enjoyed photography, interior design, set design, and writing short stories.

He is survived by his many friends by whom he will be truly missed. A special thanks is given to the staff at Life Care Center of Hendersonville for their continued care and kindness.

A Funeral Service will be held at 7 PM, Tuesday, December 30, 2008 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Military Rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14. The Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be at 10 AM, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, PO Box 706, Hendersonville, NC 28793.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008
12:00 AM

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Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 28, 2008
    Richard Waters says:
    My condolences to the family and friends of Norman. Although I only knew him for the past seven weeks at the Life Care Center as a fellow patient. From time to time, I would share a dining room table with him and saw him daily just across the hall from my room. I knew that in that terribly disabled body was a fine, true gentle man clinging to life. His eyes and smiles told me so. My God rest his soul.

  • December 28, 2008
    Diane Sargent says:
    God bless Norman Wintermute! What a wonderful kind soul he was. He and I were friends for the past 8 years or so , We became friends with our mutual love and respect for cats. I visited him many times before moving to Canada. I still kept in touch with him via a phone call. I always asked him about his children and he took great pride in talking of his children! (cats). He was someone that I feel was a real blessing on our eart. I know he is in our lords presence being praised for his good deeds and kindness. Norman I loved you dearly for the kindness shown. Diane Sargent Hamilton On Canada

  • December 29, 2008
    Linda Luke says:
    It was my privilege to know Norman.When he came to us at Life Care it took about five minutes for him to steal our hearts.I will miss seeing him and sharing a treat with him as we did daily.We have to say good-bye a lot in my field; people like Norman keep us motivated to keep on working and caring. I know he knew he was loved by many, especially Anita. He blessed many of us. Linda Luke

  • December 29, 2008
    John Nicholson says:
    Norm was a quiet gentleman who did not impose himself on others. I met him when he was first a volunteer at the HCSO in CID and later HPD; Norm was a natural investigator, he enjoyed the crime puzzles put before him to solve and the ability to help victims. Norm was a worldly person with a wealth of knowledge if one took the time to talk with him. He will be surely missed, particularly by his daughter in kind, Anita, who has loved and cared for Norm as a father. Norm came to know God and was Blessed with His presence, Norm is now safe from all storms.