GRANITE CITY, Ill. ( - Many residents in Granite City took time this holiday weekend to say a final goodbye to a beloved member of the community.

Norman Kinder III, also known as "Stormin' Norman," passed away earlier this week. Many considered him the heart and soul of Granite City.

Saturday, residents lined the streets near Irwin Funeral Home for a drive-by visitation. Norman was known for his love of the Cardinals and for his generous spirit. Friends say he always had a smile for everyone.

[READ: Granite City says goodbye to 'Stormin' Norman,' a community icon who was a friend to all]

Norman's pastor says the drive-thru visitation was a fitting tribute. A private funeral service was held after the visitation.

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