Norbert A. Kienast

May 8, 1923 -  March 12, 2009

Norbert A. Kienast, formerly of Elkhorn, died Thursday March 12, 2009, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center at age 85. He was born May 8, 1923, in St. Lawrence, the son of Arthur and Ella (Nickel) Kienast.  

Norbert served in the U.S. Army from January 22, 1943, until February 5, 1946. He had a tour of duty in Normandy, northern France and Rhineland.

On October 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to Beverly L. Karaffa in Pewaukee. She died August 27, 1986.  Norbert was employed as a machinist for over 27 years with Amron Corp. of Waukesha, retiring in 1987.  

Norbert is survived by his three children, LaMarr Kienast of Elkhorn, Jolene (Robert) Wheaton of Genoa City and Robbin (Ron) Reeves of Delavan; brother, Marvin Kienast of Waterford; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Norbert was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Beverly; two sisters; and seven brothers.

A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, until the 3 p.m. funeral services at Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memory Gardens in the town of Delavan.

For an online obituary and guest registry, go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.

(Freeman - March 14, 2009)