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DeBlieck, Norman R.

House 1987-88 (District 27A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Lincoln, Lyon

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/20/1926
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death: 12/24/2021
Gender: Male
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Milroy
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: (American Legion Member); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Edith Ann
Children: Seven children: Bruce (son) (plus 4 sons, 2 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1987-88.

"Norman was 'a very accomplished farmer,' [his son] Bruce DeBlieck said. Norman grew up in a farm family, and he and his wife Edith would go on to purchase their own farm in the Tracy area in 1963. While DeBlieck only served one term in the Minnesota House, from 1987 to 1989, he accomplished a lot, Bruce DeBlieck said. Norman was part of a Minnesota fact-finding trip to Panama and Honduras, as well as a trip to Germany to inspect military installations. He also played a key role in starting efforts to build a veterans' home in southwest Minnesota. The veterans' home in Luverne would open in 1994." (Marshall Independent obituary, December 30, 2021)

His funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. on December 31, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tracy.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

75th Legislative Session (1987-1988)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 27A
Elected: 11/4/1986
Residence: Milroy
Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/2/1989
Counties Represented: Lincoln, Lyon
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture: Agriculture Finance Division
  • Agriculture: Farm Programs and Policies
  • Governmental Operations
  • Governmental Operations: Government Structures
  • Local and Urban Affairs
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Safety
Articles & Books About
Gau, Deb. "'A Gentleman with a Big Heart': Former State Legislator Known as Staunch Supporter of Farmers." Marshall Independent, December 30, 2021.



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