Nora E. Barthel (nee Gierach) of Mequon passed away
peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Cedar Lake
Health Care in West Bend at the age of 93.
Nora was born in Freistadt on April 12, 1919, to Emil
and Hulda (nee
Riemer) Gierach, and married Armin H. Barthel on June
21, 1941, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Freistadt.
Nora was a lifelong, active member of Trinity Ev.
Lutheran Church in Freistadt. Nora and her husband Armin
established Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon.
She is survived by her children, Betty (Ed) Eich of The
Villages, Fla., Eleanor (Robert) O’Toole of Show Low,
Ariz., Shirley (Richard) Simmons of West Bend, Susan
(Dan Allen) Barthel of Portland, Ore., Joyce (Mark
Koenig) Powell of Minnetonka, Minn., and Robert (Nino
Ridgway) Barthel of Mequon. She is further survived by
10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three
great-great- grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
Armin, and son, Richard.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 10, at noon at
Lutheran Church, 10729 W. Freistadt Road, Mequon.
Interment was in the church cemetery. Visitation was
held at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church are
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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Cedarburg assisted the
family with arrangements.