Norman J. Stogbauer, 81

Norman J. Stogbauer, age 81 years, of Hartford, was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend.

Norman was born July 8, 1930, in Anawa, Wis., to Louis and Minnie (Oestreich) Stogbauer. Norman was united in marriage to Eileen Gehrke on Oct. 9, 1950 in Antigo.

He enjoyed gardening, wood working, and dearly loved his family. Norman was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slinger.

Norman is survived by his wife of 61 years Eileen; six children Trudy (Kenneth) Moser, Carole Thielmann, Peter (Terri) Stogbauer, Colleen Frey, Linda (Wayne) Scherwinski, and Paula Frank (Brian Voigt); 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and his sister Lois Fish. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Christine Thielmann, brothers Wally, Bernard, Gilbert and Vern Stogbauer, and his son-in-law Tom Thielmann.

Funeral Services for Norman will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slinger with Pastor David Hein officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday at the church from 9-11 a.m.

Interment at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend. Memorials to the family are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. (262) 673-9500. www.shimonfuneralhome.com.