Nora E. Barthel, 93

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 Trinity Ev.
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 appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements.