Norbert J. Fliss

Norbert J. Fliss

Norbert J. Fliss, 78, of Waterloo died Friday, November 8 at NorthCrest Specialty Care. He was born November 4, 1941, in Waterloo, son of Charles W. and Lillian Bahl Fliss. He attended West Waterloo High School, before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1961. Norb served in the Marines and the Marine Reserves for 28 years retiring with the highest rank for an enlisted Marine of Master Gunnery Sergeant. His career highlights include serving in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis as well as three tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Marines, he worked at the John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo as a security guard, retiring in 2002, after 30 years of service. Survived by: A daughter, Mary and five grandchildren, Samantha, Jesse, Derrick, Krystal and Thad, five great grandchildren, all of Waterloo; a son-in-law; A.J. Schall, Sr. of Newark, DE, and two grandsons, A.J., Jr. and Nathan; three brothers, Ronald Fliss of Cedar Falls, Robert (Pam) Fliss of Tucson, AZ, and Michael (Harriet) Fliss of Spirit Lake; and a special friend, Mary Ann Resigner of Waterloo and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: his parents, a daughter, Teri Fliss Schall; three sisters, Geraldine (Gary) Denny, Karen (Gary) Poppe, and Mary Ann Fliss, in infancy. Services will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation two hours prior, at St. Ansgar Luthern Church, located at 122 W. 11th St., Waterloo, Pastor Kristen Wipperman, officiating, where full military rites will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard, Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and Evansdale AMVETS Post 31. Memorials may be directed to St. Ansgar’s. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements. “Norb enjoyed fishing, shooting trap/skeet at Izaak Walton, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful friend to everyone, loved to laugh and lived his life in keeping with the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis.”
November 4, 1941 - November 8, 201911/04/194111/08/2019
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Norbert J. Fliss, 78, of Waterloo died Friday, November 8 at NorthCrest Specialty Care.He was born November 4, 1941, in Waterloo, son of Charles W. and Lillian Bahl Fliss. He attended West Waterloo High School, before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1961. Norb served in the Marines and the Marine Reserves for 28 years retiring with the highest rank for an enlisted Marine of Master Gunnery Sergeant. His career highlights include serving in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Cub...

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