Norbert “Norby” Wessel

Norbert “Norby” Wessel

Birth
Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Death 5 Oct 2013 (aged 86)
Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 135255687 · View Source
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Norbert "Norby" Wessel, age 86, a resident of Sauk Centre, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at the Centra Care Health Hospital in Melrose. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 8-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers were at 6 p.m. Monday evening. Norbert Wessel was born June 28, 1927 in Sauk Centre to August and Mary (Austing) Wessel. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he drove a tank. On Aug. 30, 1960 he married Lorraine "Mickey" Fiedler at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union. The couple had a dairy farm east of Suk Centre: retiring in 2006. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the American Legion Post 67. Norby enjoyed driving tractor, making nativity mangers, fishing, watching the MN Vikings and most of all, playing cards with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine "Mickey" Wessel of Sauk Centre; children, Pam (Tom) Koppelman of Melrose, Tom Wessel of Sauk Centre, Sharon Messer (significant other, Mike Hatlestad) of Sauk Centre, Mona (Bill) Marthaler of New Munich, and Tina (Jerry) Kulzer of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Nicole, Jamie, Justin, Cory, Eric, Jena, Heidi, Shawn, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Jace and Karsten; sisters and brothers, Bertha Theisen, Hildegard (Al) Primus, Delbert Wessel, Robert Wessel, and Greg Wessel. Norby was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marvin Wessel; great-grandson, Easton Chalich; brother and sisters, Cyril Wessel, Valaria Walters, Helen Jenc, and Jeanette Derichs. Serving as casket bearers were Jamie Messer, Justin Messer, Cory Messer, Shawn Kulzer, Eric Marthaler, and Heidi Chalich. Cross bearer was Nicole Koppelman. Honorary bearers were Bill Wessel, Elmer Von Wahlde, Ray Von Wahlde, Allen Gamradt, Bob Middendorf, Dennis Primus, Arnie Soenneker, Virgil Niehaus, and Leo Wiener. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Sauk Centre.


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  • Created by: Muhlenkamp
  • Added: 31 Aug 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135255687
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norbert “Norby” Wessel (28 Jun 1927–5 Oct 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135255687, citing Saint Pauls Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Muhlenkamp (contributor 47577394) .