Norris M. Fauss
Funeral services for Norris M. Fauss, 93, of Norfolk will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Heritage of Bel Air Chapel with Reverend Cindi Stewart officiating. A Flag Presentation will be conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fauss died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Heritage of Bel Air.
Norris Malcolm Fauss was born July 10, 1920 to Frank and Elinor Grace (Monnich) Fauss near Osmond, Nebraska. He graduated from Norfolk High in 1938 and married Pauline Hall October 19, 1941 in Jefferson, Iowa. He belonged to First United Methodist Church for most of his life and was Worship Master #55 of Masonic Lodge, Norfolk, Nebraska. Norris served in the Infantry from 1942 to 1946 during WWII.
In October 1947, Norris, along with two other associates, formed National Foods, a wholesale meat supply distribution company. In 1964, Midwestern Beef was built in south Norfolk. He then acquired controlling interest in Platte Valley Packing at Darr, Nebraska as well as Prairie Maid Meats in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1971, when the Bank of Norfolk was established, Norris was elected Vice-President and was on the Board of Directors.
Golf was one of his passions. He was the president of the Norfolk Country Club where he met golfing buddies daily to relieve tensions and enjoy the outdoors. He loved talking and playing golf with his niece, Julie Hall.
In 1975 Norris became semi-retired. After buying a home in Arizona, he began the process of land development and the construction of luxury homes. During this time he and Pauline entertained many guests in their various homes. He was always a great entertainer when his children, their spouses and grandchildren came for a visit.
In 2010 Norris and Pauline moved back to Norfolk to spend more time with family and friends. He brought with him a passion for growing colorful containers of flowers which lined his driveway and balcony. This passion, as well as the companionship of his beloved dogs, Kim and Kari, sustained him when Pauline was moved into Heritage of Bel-Air in the fall of 2012. Norris visited her 2 times daily, always making sure she had a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates by her bedside. No matter what the weather, he made his journey to her room for daily conversation and hand holding. Theirs was a marriage of enduring love, through sickness and in health, through richer and through poorer.
Survivors are his wife, Pauline, and three children and their spouses: Lanny and Rhonda Fauss of Gretna, Nebraska, Suzanne and Robert Raeside of Norfolk, and Kathy and Don Goodwater of Battle Creek, Nebraska, 10 loving grandchildren Mindi Fauss Basseti, Brad Fauss, Tiffany Fauss Vossoughi, Lindsey Barari (Fauss) Bob Raeside III, Jennifer Raeside Centner, Amy Lambrecht (Goodwater), Chad Goodwater, Chris Goodwater, and Chelsea Mills (Goodwater), and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother Elinor (Monnich) Fauss and father Frank Fauss, brother Justin and sister Catherine Miller, one great granddaughter, as well as his faithful canine companions, Kim and Kari.