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Lias, Norman Wayne 1939-2017


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/9/2017 at 12:13:17

Norman Wayne Lias

December 7, 1939 - August 7, 2017

SIOUX CITY | Norman W. Lias, 77, of Sioux City passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Brent Lingle officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Westfield Twp. (IA) Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present 6-8 p.m. a rosary by the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus at 6:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.meyerbroschapels.com

Norman was born Dec. 7, 1939 on the family farm near Westfield, IA. He was the son of Wayne W. and E. Pauline (Michael) Lias. He graduated from Westfield High School and on May 17, 1958, married Mary Lou Boyle. He served with the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961. He and his wife returned to Iowa to work and raise a family. Norman attended Western Iowa Tech and worked several years in the field of heating and A/C. He returned to W.I.T. and for over 22 years was an instructor of the heating and A/C program, retiring in 2006.

In his younger days Norman enjoyed racing motorcycles. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Norman was the man whom could fix or make just about anything, and was always the first one there to lend a helping hand. Toward retirement he was able to put his creative mind to work. He served as a consultant for private companies; he hand crafted a variety of furniture for his many family members; and participated in art, painting and writing classes. He relaxed by reading Louis L’Amour books, watching his John Wayne movie collection, and feeding the birds and squirrels from his custom built feeders. Norman looked forward to his weekly coffee club with other retired W.I.T. instructors, but most of all, Norman enjoyed, and was extremely proud of his family.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou; daughters, Patti (George) Turcotte of Kalispell, MT, Marie (Jeff) Simmons of Sioux City, and Paulette (Greg) Klemme of Akron, IA; brother, Don Lias of McCook Lake, SD; sister, Fran Wirth of Blue Earth, MN; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Hoffman; brother, Harry “Bud” Lias; brothers-in-law, Al Wirth and Daryled Hoffman; and nephew, Donald James Lias.

Meyer Brothers Funeral Home
Sioux City, Iowa


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