Friday, August 14, 2009

1935 Birthday Postcard to Norman Schroth

Another item found in "the interesting stuff" box at Ribbons of Pink Antiques -- this adorable birthday wish for little Norman:

The first thing I found about Norman was his obituary:

Norman Daniel Schroth
DECATUR - Norman Daniel Schroth, 78, of Winter Haven,FL passed away Sunday January 21, 2007. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 27, 2007, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Decatur, IL, with visitation 5 to 8 P.M., Friday, January 26, 2007, at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL. Burial will be in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447. Norman was born November 29th, 1928 in Lincoln, IL, married and raised his family in Decatur, IL then moved to Winter Haven, FL in 1977. He is survived by his children Daniel N. Schroth, Portland, OR, Norman A. Schroth, Orlando, FL, Christopher J. Schroth, Decatur, IL, Tamara E. Bennington, Pensacola, FL, Timothy A. Schroth, Winter Haven, FL. He leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife and loving mother, Geraldine Schroth. He served in the Korean War as chief staff photographer. Prior to that he served 6 years in the Naval Reserve. He was a true entrepreneur nationally and internationally. He owned and operated Norm's Camera Shops in Decatur, IL as well as designed, manufactured and marketed Photographic Accessories throughout the US. His later endeavors included the formation of Color World Film Corporation in Lakeland, FL which offered professional and amateur photographers unique film processing services. In 1998 he formed Space Graphics and established relations with NASA to obtain photographs of the various Shuttle Missions to publish as art. He was a dedicated father and was always with his grandchildren when possible. We will greatly miss his enthusiasm for life and his skillful drive for success. Obituary written by family members.
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Published in the Decatur Herald & Review from 1/24/2007 - 1/25/2007.

I wonder how this post card strayed from the Schroth family. I hope to find someone in the Schroth family who will cherish this.

* I am happy to report that this postcard has been found and is on it's way to a rightful owner!


  1. Very nice and so cool birthday postcard and very well designing! The picture designing is very nice and its printing style very great. I like it.

  2. I sent this link to a someone that might be related. Thank you!


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