Norman O. Geidel, 80

Norman O. Geidel, 80, of Newburg passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Columbia St. Maryís Hospital in Milwaukee.

He was born on March 16, 1931 in Parkston, S.D. to Fred and Alma Geidel. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. After his discharge Norman began working as a carpenter for Fred Geidel and Sonís, later named Geidel Brothers. From 1979 to 1988, he also co-owned Geidelís Hardware Hank in Newburg.

On Sept. 17, 1955, he was united in marriage to Lucille Degnitz at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Random Lake. Norman was a member of the church board at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg and a Lutheran Boy Pioneer leader.

Norman enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, bowling, sheepshead and especially spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Geidel of Newburg; five children, Karen Ramthun of West Bend, Larry Geidel of Newburg, David (Wendy) Geidel of Newburg and Nancy (Dave) Carow of Appleton, and Carol (Pat) Lyons of Hayward; 15 grandchildren, Marcia (Dr. Chad) Tamez, Stacy Reuter, Laura (Travis) Luedtke, Sarah (Jamie) Severance, Douglas (fiancťe Shaelynn Holmes) Ramthun, Becka Ramthun, Dominique (Keith) Heberer, Danielle Corlette, Bo Shaw, Shannon (fiancť Tyler Reschke) Shaw, Chris (Robin) Carow, Greg (fiancťe Olivia) Carow, Jackie Carow, Madalyn Lyons and Hunter Lyons; 12 greatgrandchildren; one sister, Elaine (Douglas) Koenig of Schofield; three brothers, Willard (Ruth) Geidel of Fristead, Raymond (Liz) Geidel of West Bend and Ronald (Sharon) Geidel of West Bend; two sisters-inlaw, Harriet (Gary) Jentsch of Random Lake and Pat Geidel of Lakeland, Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ruben Geidel and Louis Geidel; sister-in-law, Virginia Geidel; and grandson-in-law, Jim Reuter.

Funeral services in remembrance of Norman will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 623 Congress St., Newburg. The Rev. Jon Baumann will officiate and burial will follow in St. Johnís Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of service. Memorials to St. Johnís Grade School Tuition Assistance Fund are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at