James Norman Chrisman

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James Norman Chrisman

June 02, 1933 - October 31, 2017

James Norman Chrisman passed away in Knoxville, Iowa, on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the age of 85 surrounded by his family.
On June 2, 1933, James Norman Chrisman was born at home on the family farm in Knoxville, Iowa, to James Francis and Dorothy (Harding) Chrisman. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1951, and joined the U.S. Army in February 1952 serving at the end of the Korean War and spending 18 months in Okinawa.
Norman returned to the family farm where he was a good "stockman" raising hogs and cattle and milking cows for many years.
Norman was baptized at the Asbury Methodist Church and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Knoxville.
On October 6, 1963, Norman was joined in marriage to Sandra Sue Brooks at the First United Methodist Church. They were blessed with three children: James Phillip, James Kent, and Connie Sue Anne.
Norman was a 5th generation Chrisman family farmer. He was a mentor to many and gave several young men an opportunity to work. He enjoyed traveling and was especially fond of his time spent in Key West, Florida, and the fun times spent there with family and friends.
He served on the board of the Marion County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Marion County Pork Producers, a previous president of the Marion County Cattleman's Association, a Soil Conservation Commissioner, and belonged to the American Legion.
Norman is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra (Brooks) Chrisman, his sons, James Phillip (Connie) Chrisman, James Kent (Lori) Chrisman, and his daughter, Connie Sue Anne (Jason) Clark as well as seven grandchildren: James Blaine Chrisman, James Ross Chrisman, Brooke Taylor Chrisman, Madison Sue Chrisman, Paige Ashlynn Chrisman, Gabriel Christian Clark, and Landen Craig Clark. He was a very loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather.
A Funeral Service for James Norman Chrisman, age 85 of Knoxville, will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Radio Ministry. Online condolences may be left at www.BertrandFuneralHomes.com.
Published on November 2, 2018
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