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Introduced by: Pelath


        A RESOLUTION memorializing Norman E. Pahs.

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs was born on April 10, 1917, in Michigan City to Henry Pahs and Mary Foldenauer Pahs;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs married Lucille Porsoska on September 13, 1941;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs was one of the premier elected leaders in LaPorte County history, serving as a county commissioner for eight years, a Coolspring Township trustee for 20 years, and a Coolspring Township Advisory Board member until his death;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs worked as a foreman at Gerwin

Industries, served as president of the St. Joseph Young Men's Society and president of the Polish Business and Professional Club, and he was a long-standing and dedicated member of the Coolspring Democratic Club, the Coolspring Farm Bureau, the LaPorte County Excise Board, and the Queen of All Saints Church;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs received a Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor Evan Bayh in 1994;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs was a legendary gardener who welcomed countless friends, family, and visitors into his home along Johnson Road in Coolspring Township;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs was beloved and respected by thousands of LaPorte County citizens for his personal integrity, characteristic humility, and unwavering dedication to the interests of working people;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs is survived by one sister, Mary Tuholski; three daughters, Patricia, Norma, and Mary Ellen; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren;

    Whereas, Norman E. Pahs was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; one daughter, Susanne; brothers, Henry, Louis, Robert, and Edward; one sister, Evelyn; and one granddaughter, Maureen Murphy; and

    Whereas, As a strong and trusted leader, Norman E. Pahs always put the needs and wishes of the people above all other considerations: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to honor the great life, numerous good works, and lasting memory of Norman E. Pahs.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of Norman E. Pahs.


HR 1538/DI 84



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