Obituaries

Obituaries

Norman L. Thiessen 1938 - 2005 Lawrence

Services for Norman L. Thiessen, 67, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Thiessen died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at his home.He was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Garden City, the son of Pete and Tena Brandt Thiessen. After his mother died, he was raised by his stepmother, Zelma Thiessen.Mr. Thiessen was a builder and property manager in Lawrence. He was a Realtor for Mitchell-Stephens Real Estate. He was previously an industrial arts teacher in Hutchinson schools. He was a member of Breakfast Optimist and a former member of the Lawrence Board of Realtors and Lawrence Homebuilders Assn. He also was a member of Lawrence Free Methodist Church.He married Darlene Classen on Jan. 17, 1959, in Meade. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Kevin, Rogers, Ark.; a daughter, Tayna Luder, Overland Park; a sister, Barbara Lowenthal, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The casket will remain closed.The family suggests memorials to the Gideons or Wycliffe Bible Translators, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Thiessen.