Written by Staff Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:31Norman E. Abrahams, 85, optometrist from North Newton, died Jan. 8 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
A public memorial service is planned at Bethel College Mennonite Church on a date to be announced later. Visitation with family is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.
He was born Jan. 16, 1923, to Cornelius and Anna (Dalke) Abrahams at Goessel. On Sept. 26, 1944, he was married to Ethel Grace Ewert, who survives.
He also is survived by three children, Nan and Doug Graber of Monument, Colo., Dwayne and Ruth (Regier) Abrahams of Newton, and Nadine Abrahams and husband Norman Epp of Denver, Colo; two brothers, Ray and Chuck, both of Hillsboro; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial has been established for Sand Creek Trail; contributions may be sent in care of Miller Funeral Home.