Norman Harles

Norman Harles Obituary


Age - 88


October 6, 2023


Las Vegas, NV

Norman Curtis Harles, age 88, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Norman was born in Fergus Falls, MN. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. palmsouthjones. com for the Harles family.

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