Norman Abraham Manis

Norman Abraham Manis passed
away August 21, 2015, at the age of 87, after a short illness.  Born and raised in Fond du Lac, he worked with his father and
brother for Sam Manis and Sons, a scrap recycling business, started by his
father in 1922.  Norman
was responsible for developing the first paper recycling business in the Fond du Lac area.


Norman met the love of his life, Betty, on a blind date
while vacationing in New Orleans, married her
soon after and brought her back to Fond
du Lac
.  They
celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last month.  Gregarious and generous, he liked to say his
“hobby is people.”  While in Fond du Lac, Norman
was a member of Temple Beth Israel, Rotary Club, The Masonic Lodge, The Elks
Club, Kiwanis, and other charitable organizations.


In 1983, Norman and Betty
retired to Longwood, Florida
But Norman’s heart was truly in Fond du Lac, and he loved
to regale friends and neighbors with stories of his hometown.


Norman was preceded in death by his father and mother, Sam
and Sophia Manis, his sister, Sarah Manis Locke, and his brother, Jacob Manis.


He is survived by his wife,
Betty Cornman Manis of Maitland, Florida; sons: Stuart Manis of Longwood,
Florida and Marc Manis (Harriet) of Winter Springs, Florida;
and daughter, Julie Manis (Bruce Kraus) of New York City


Graveside services will be at
Rienzi Cemetery,
N6101 County Road K, Fond du Lac,

on Tuesday, August 25, 2015,
at 2:00 p.m.


The family requests in lieu
of flowers, please give to your favorite charity.


Mach Funeral Chapel &
Crematory is serving the family,