Norbert R. Breitkreutz, 93, of Oakfield and formerly of Hartford, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the home of his daughter where he resided the past two years. He was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Mayville, the son of Robert and Frances Finigan Breitkreutz. Norbert worked for Leachís Hardware before going to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corp from January 1942 to December 1945 during World War II. On Sept. 6, 1947 he married LaVerne K. Brinkmann at her family home in Hartford and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2010. Norbert owned and operated Hartford Radiator Service until 1985. He was a member of Hartford American Legion and VFW Post 8834. Norbert enjoyed going up north, fishing, hunting, playing sheepshead and loved Fish Fry Fridays.
He is survived by one daughter, Faith (Don) Manke, Oakfield; one son, Neil Breitkreutz, Rogers, Ark.; six grandchildren, Donny (Candice) Manke, Craig (Charissa) Breitkreutz, Jason (Samantha) Breitkreutz, Aimee Manke, Angela Manke, Meghan Breitkreutz; nine great grandchildren, Logan, Grace, Sullivan, and Elliott Manke, Brett, Caitlyn, Emily, and Caleb Breitkreutz, McKenzie Breitkreutz. He is further survived by one sister, Frances Gurtner, Woodruff; one brother, Donald (Millie) Breitkreutz, Neshkoro; one sister- in-law, Doris Breit-kreutz, Hartford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and his furry friends, Harley, Molly and Buddy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaVerne; three brothers, Robert Breitkreutz, Leander (Lois) Breitkreutz, and Harold Breitkreutz; two brothers-in-law, Melvin (Sally) Brinkmann and Walter Gurtner.
The visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 255 W. Lincoln Ave., Hartford. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hartford with the Rev. Marcia Carrier officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to Hartford American Legion, VFW Post 8834 or Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Norbertís name.
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.