Funeral services for Thelma Klassen, 84, of Norfolk, will be Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Pastor Mike Moreno will officiate. The visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave. The burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church. The service will be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals.
Thelma passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at her home.
Thelma was born June 2, 1937 in Lincoln, KS to Edward and Maria (Wacker) Meier. She was raised on a farm southeast of Lincoln, KS. She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956. She married Robert Sisson on June 1, 1958 and the couple had three children. The couple lived in Salina, KS, before moving to Texas, and finally Norfolk. In Norfolk, she helped her husband with his work. In Lincoln, KS, Thelma worked as a nurse’s aide at Mid-American Nursing Home and Lincoln County Hospital. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, LWML, and Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Thelma loved being a part of the church. She had a very strong faith in Jesus. Her love to her family was shown by cooking them breakfast and baking their favorite foods. Thelma also enjoyed her trips to the senior center to play cards and have lunch. She collected coins and stamps when she wasn’t researching her family’s ancestry. Most of all, Thelma loved attending her grandchildren’s activities and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Chris (Roger) Saegebarth of Norfolk, Mark Sisson of Lincoln, NE, Bob (Amy) Sisson of Norfolk; grandchildren, Michael and Justin Saegebarth, Zeta and Cordell Sisson; great-grandson, Zeppelin Sisson; brothers, Leroy Meier of Mankato, KS, Richard Meier of Jewell, KS, Eugene (Donna) Meier of Salina, KS, Ronald (Gloria) Meier of El Dorado, KS; and sister, Joann (James) Schulz of Salina, KS.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hubert, Robert, and Melvin Meier; and sisters, Dorothy Meier, Bernice Kruse, Regina Henry, Larinda Meili, and LaVerna Kirn.
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