Norman Brunner

May 3, 1933 – Jan. 12, 2014

Norman Brunner, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at his home in Merrill. Norman was born May 3, 1933, to Harvey and Louise Brunner in Waukesha.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 13, 1953. He fell in love and married Ivy (Bluhm) Clements on May 4, 2007, in Waukegan, Ill. Norman worked at Dresser, Inc.

(Waukesha Engine) assembling large generators for 36 years until the time of his retirement. He enjoyed fishing during warm summer days at Rolling Stone Lake.

Norman and his wife Ivy enjoyed going to casinos and had a great time playing the various machines there.

Norman is survived by his wife, Ivy; daughters, Tracy (Greg) Bare and Kim Brunner (Chris); son, Keith Brunner; grandson, Matt (Jenni) Heiden; great-granddaughter, Natalie; stepdaughter, Shirley (Don) Albrent; stepsons, Lee (Pam) Clements and Ja (Jennifer) Clements; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; one step-great granddaughter; special aunt, Leona Janesta; and his special cat, “Sunshine.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold Brunner, Kenneth (Gayle) Brunner and Dennis Brunner; his other special cat, “Baby.”

In honor of Norm’s request, there will be no services.

Waid Funeral Home in Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at