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Norman W. Lohse

August 5, 1932 — April 9, 2024


Norman Wayne Lohse, 91, of Marysville, KS, passed away on April 9, 2024, at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville.

Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 12, at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.
A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville.  Rev. Philip Miller officiated.  The organist was Rosemary Forst and the soloist was Wayne Kruse.  Music included “Precious Lord Take My Hand”, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace” and “I Am Trusting Thee Lord”.

The pallbearers were Josh Lohse, Larry Lohse, Jerry Lohse, Robert Lohse, Galen Lohse, Codey Barber, Jason Frawley, Mark Pollman and Craig Lindhorst.

Burial was in the Home City Cemetery.

Norman was born on August 5, 1932, to Martin and Verna (Rettig) Lohse at Hanover, KS.  He was baptized by Rev. William Mahler at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hanover.  On April 14, 1946, he was confirmed by Rev. Theo Kauffeld at Trinity Lutheran.  His confirmation verse was “Seek ye First the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Matthew 6 verse 33.  His confirmation class was the first to be confirmed in English.  Norman attended country school for one year and Trinity Parochial School for seven years.  He graduated from Hanover High School on May 22, 1951.  After, he attended Kansas State University for two years until he was drafted into the Army in January 1954.  He was stationed at Fort Riley, KS, Fort Ord, CA, Fort Bliss, TX and Ft. Hood, TX.  Over the two years that he was serving, he spent some of his time as a clerk typist, reaching the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in January 1956.  
On April 17, 1955, Norman was united in marriage to Darlene Ann Rippe at Friedens Lutheran Church in Home City by Rev. Theo Kauffeld. To this union they were blessed with a daughter, Lori Ann and a son, David Wayne. For a short time, Norman and Darlene lived in Killeen, TX until moving to Marysville in 1956. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2005.
Norman worked for Paul Graveldinger, CW Strand, Ely Construction, Erwin Construction and RM Baril Construction.  He loved carpentry work, making cabinets, bookcases, China cabinets, building different houses and construction work.  He was a union worker for over 55 years and worked in multiple locations including Lincoln, Iowa, Holton, Junction City, Manhattan and Marysville.

He was a member of the church board, serving as chairman, vice chairman, elder, trustee and financial secretary over the years.  Norman was also a Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher for 14 years.  Serving God’s family was very important to him.

Norman enjoyed gardening and sharing produce with friends and family.  He also loved working with flowers.  He found enjoyment in getting together with his family and friends and watching them play ball.  Canada, Washington, California, Texas, Branson and other states were among some of the many places Norman liked to vacation at.  He was very proud that he won a new 1952 Chevy car at the Hanover Carnival Days of 49.

Preceding him in death is his mother, Verna in 1940; father, Martin in 1991; stepmother, Hulda in 2003; brother, Melvin in 2020; and sister, Verna Saathoff in 2021.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene; son, David Lohse, Manhattan, KS; daughter, Lori Lohse, Marysville; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Codey) Barber, KS, Josh (Tara) Lohse, IN and Brooklyn (Jason) Frawley, TX; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Kolter Barber and Harper and Braxton Lohse; brother, Myron Lohse, Hanover, KS; brothers-in-law, Lorin Satthoff, Tulsa, OK and Armin Scripter, Abilene, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established to the Lutheran Hour and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville.  Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.

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