Norman C Thomas
March 16 1935 - February 28 2017 - Age 81

Norman C. Thomas passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Mesa, AZ. Memorial services are pending for late summer in Iowa.

Norm was born March 16, 1935, in Mountain View, MO, to Ambrose and Barbara (Huntsman) Thomas. He married JoAnn Mash on July 31, 1955 in Dallas Center, where they made their home and raised their three children. He was a truck driver for Hy-Line International in Dallas Center for 40 years, retiring in 1997. Norm and JoAnn spent winters in Arizona for the last 20 years and made the permanent move to Mesa three years ago.

Norm is survived by his wife of 62 years, JoAnn, his children, Daniel (Darlene) Thomas of Madrid, Bill (Paige) Thomas of Phoenix, AZ and Pam Light of Grimes; grandson, Clint Thomas; seven Granddaughters, Tracy (Dustin) Regan, Katie (T.J.) Vance, Kari (Scott) Richey, Madison Thomas, Jordan Thomas, Dylan Thomas; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Porter, and Zaidyn Regan, Leila and Harper Richey, Kinsley Hyde; sisters, Irma (Roger) Brokaw of Mesa, AZ and Louise Williams of Troy, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Barbara Pruitt and Sue Harger and brothers, Jim Thomas and Jerry Thomas.

He will be dearly missed by family and friends. Services are pending.

Dallas Center, IA (current)
Mountain View, MO (birthplace)

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