Norman Gerisch, 95, Overbrook: July 7, 1923 – Jan. 25, 2019

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Norman “Node” Gerisch, 95, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on July 7, 1923, in Richland, Kan., the son of Charles and Kathrine Sheetz Gerisch.

Norman lived most of his life around the Richland and Overbrook, Kan., communities. He was a farmer all of his life and also was a dozer operator in construction. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Richland and Overbrook for 74 years and the Arab Shrine for many years.

On March 28, 1948, Norman was married to Ellen Rice, in Topeka.

Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen, on Dec. 28, 1991; son, Douglas Gerisch, on Feb. 25, 2016; parents, Charles and Kathrine; brother, Ed Gerisch; and two sisters, Ester Moore and Loretta Martin.

Norman is survived by his daughter, Karla Gerisch; three grandsons, Neil Gerisch, Keith Gerisch and Nathan Gerisch; and two great-granddaughters, Athena Gerisch and Selene Gerisch.

Memorial services for Norman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Inurnment will be in the Valley Brook Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions to Shriner’s Hospital, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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