Norene M. Hochhaus, 71
Sept. 19, 1943 -- June 16, 2015

Norene M. Hochhaus (nee Gibeault), age 71, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. She was born on Sept. 19, 1943, in Milwaukee to George and Margaret (nee Dolan) Gibeault. Norene was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Custer High School in 1961. She met Tom Hochhaus and they married on April 24, 1965. She raised three children and retired from the Milwaukee Public School System.

Norene enjoyed being the Queen Mother of the Red Hatters, being involved with the Kewaskum Women’s Club and volunteering at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She enjoyed traveling on her “mystery trips.” She loved to garden, fish and spend time with family and grandchildren.

Norene is survived by her children, Kim (William) Johnson and David (Kathleen) Hochhaus; grandchildren, Bridget and Jack; and brother, Glenn (Julie) Gibeault. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Norene is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; daughter, Pamela Hochhaus; and her sister, Janis Cichy-Johns.

A memorial service will be held at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at noon with the Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

A special thank you to Phyllis RN and Dr. Gary Herdrich of The Kathy Hospice.

“Live life and have few regrets” The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at