Norman Maienknecht

MAIENKNECHT, Norman H., age 76, of Sardis, OH, died Monday, April 2, 2012.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, Thursday. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with David Lively officiating.

Interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery, Sardis.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.

Norman Maienknecht

MAIENKNECHT, Norman H., age 76, of Sardis, OH, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.

He was born on December 25, 1935 in Sardis, a son of the late George and Elsie Price Maienknecht.

Norman had been a towboat pilot since 1956 and was the owner/operator of Westbank Harbor Services, Inc. and the Rivers Edge Campground. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Sardis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Norman Terry Maienknecht and his beloved dog, Bosley.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Eileen Thompson Maienknecht; two daughters: Kim (Kevin) Weddle of Fly, OH and Kathy (Dennis) Dye of Fortson, GA; two grandsons: Isaiah and James Greer of Fortson, GA; special grandson: Blake DeVier of Fly and one brother: Stanley (Theresa) Maienknecht of Antioch, OH.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, Thursday. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with David Lively officiating.

Interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery, Sardis.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Riverwoods Animal League, P.O. Box 28, Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.