Norman Edward Tolsdorf, 87, of Lebanon, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at his home in Lebanon.
He was born May 31, 1934, in Grand Junction, Iowa to Ludwig and Juanita Robertson Tolsdorf.
On Nov. 29, 1959, he married Barbara Ann Richmond, and to this union two daughters were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Roger, John, Jerry and Richard Tolsdorf.
He was born and raised in Grand Junction, Iowa and graduated from Grand Junction High School. He joined the military as a young man and served his country faithfully in the United States Army and was a member of the United States Army Chorus. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Iowa and he and Barbara made their home in Armstrong, Iowa. They owned and operated a farm and Norman worked for Quaker Oats. They later moved to Iowa Falls, Iowa. He later worked as a salesman for Cargill and Stockdale Grain Bins. In the late 1990s, Norman and Barbara moved to Lebanon and made their retirement home. Norman worked as a maintenance man for Lebanon Properties for several years.
Norman made his profession of faith in Christ early in his life and was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Iowa Falls for many years. Church was always central in his life and after moving to Lebanon he and Barbara became members of First Christian Church where they both sang in the church choir.
He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Barbara, of the home; two daughters, April DeMoss and her husband Phillip of Lebanon, and Holly Barberra and her husband Michael of Richland; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Tolsdorf of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Anne Pfeffer of Spring, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Norman Edward Tolsdorf will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at First Christian Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Greg Turner officiating, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. A memorial to the First Christian Church of Lebanon has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home.
For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit www.holmanhowe.com.