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Norbert Gene Lyssy

November 3, 1939 — September 23, 2023


Norbert Gene Lyssy


Norbert Lyssy, of Utopia, Texas, passed away on September 23rd, 2023 at his home in Vanderpool, Texas at the age of 83.  He was born on November 3, 1939 in Kenedy, Texas to Ben Lyssy and Mary Pilarczyk.

He married Jeanne Theis on April 20th, 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.

Norbert graduated from Charlotte High School in Charlotte, Texas.   He attended St. Mary’s University where he was a member of the Order of the Barons. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967 and was a veteran of the Post Korean Conflict. He worked as a sales representative for several years for various companies, some of which were Clausner Hosiery, Juvenile Manufacturing, Evans Specialty, and Karr Products.  His sales career also included work for Texas Scenic and Design Carpets and Interiors.   He built Lost Maples General Store in Vanderpool, Texas in 1981 which he managed with his family until its sale in 2012. After the sale of the store, Norbert was a refrigerant distributor for Duracool, which he continued until his death. He was one of the original founders of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vanderpool and was an active parishioner.  He was also instrumental in establishing the Vanderpool Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Lyssy of Vanderpool, two daughters: Shanna Taylor of San Antonio; Sandi Peterson and her husband, Craig of Mico; son, Kyle Lyssy and his wife, Kathy of Castroville; sister, Barbara Morrow of Helotes; brother, Benny Lyssy and his wife, Christina of Falls City; six grandchildren: Christian Taylor, Logan Lyssy and his wife, Autumn, Sydney Lyssy, Mason Peterson, Marin Peterson, Hagen Peterson, and two great-grandchildren: Hayden Lyssy and Lydia Lyssy.

Norbert is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mary Lyssy, and his sister, Marilyn Krause.

There will be a funeral service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vanderpool, Texas at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 25th.  He will be laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 2 p.m.  


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Memorial Service

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Marys Catholic Church

, Vanderpool, TX 78885

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