Norman F. Hesler, 77, retired truck driver

     The funeral for Norman F. Hesler, 77, a retired Lewiston truck driver, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Malcom’s Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel at Lewiston. Gary McIntosh of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Pastoral Care Department will officiate.
     Burial will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens at Lewiston.
     Hesler died Saturday at his Lewiston home of a heart attack.
     He was born Jan. 9, 1913, at Denver, Colo., to Edward and Cumina Hesler. The family moved to the Northwest when he was a child, settling in the Weippe area. After he graduated from Weippe High School in 1934, he began helping his father, who worked with a horse team in construction and farming.
     He and Ada V. Simmons were married Aug. 7, 1934, at Asotin. They returned to Weippe after their marriage, where he worked in the logging industry.
     In 1942, they moved to Richmond, Calif., where he drove truck in the shipyards.
     They moved to Lewiston in 1944 and he worked as a truck driver hauling chips. He later bought his own truck, which he used in construction. He retired in the late 1960s.
     His wife died in April 1987.
     Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Hesler of Anchorage, Alaska and a sister, Verla Noe of Lenore, Idaho.
     The family suggests any memorials be sent to St. Joseph’s Family Hospice, P.O. Box 816, Lewiston, Idaho 83501.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, May 8, 1990, p. 7A
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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