Norman Howard Bird, 88, a loving dad, brother, and uncle, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Born to Howard and Ruby Bird, in Lincoln KS on December 22, 1933, Norman attended Barnard High School and was a member of the ROTC. Shortly after graduating high school, Norman was called up by the U.S. Navy and served in Panama. He spent a few years teaching school in Kansas City and spent time in Oregon.
At one time, Norman owned a grocery store in Salina, KS and in his later life, ran an antique store in Lincoln, KS. He was a collector of many things and an expert on most everything. Norman was the first collector of shotgun shell boxes in Kansas and spent many hours attending gun and collectable shows. He loved to fish, hunt, and search for antiques.
Norman had two children, Debbie and Mark Bird. Mark and his wife, Kim, live in Salina and were a joy for Norman. Mark and Norman spent many hours hunting and enjoying life.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Revonda Blanding; and niece, Judy Kay Bird. He is survived by his son, Mark Bird and his wife Kim Auggie and their family; brother, Galen Bird and wife Linda of St. Louis, MO and their son, Brian Bird and his family; brother-in-law, Don Blanding of Oklahoma City and his daughters, Tami Wheeler, Amy Love, Dawna Blanding, and Krista Jones and their families. He will be missed.
No services are planned at this time.
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