Norman K. Thierer, 85
May 19, 1931 Dec. 9, 2016

Norman K. Thierer, 85 Norman K. Thierer, 85, of West Bend, was reunited with his loving wife and called to his eternal rest Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Norm was born May 19, 1931, in Radisson to the late Kenneth and Christina (nee Hummer) Thierer. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force before marrying the love of his life, Barbara Jean Abel, on Jan. 14, 1968 in Park Falls. Barbara preceded Norm in death July 28, 2001. Norm was a heavy equipment operator and belonged to local 139. He was interested in holistic medicine and enjoyed learning about its benefits. He will be remembered as a man with a tough shell and a soft heart.

Those Norm leaves behind to cherish his memory include his two sons, Michael (Marlene) Thierer of Norfolk, Virginia, and Mark (Holli) Thierer of West Bend; five grandchildren, Eric, Jeffrey, Alexander, Elizabeth and Andrew; and two sisters, Charlene (Billy) Weber of Rochester and Ileta Wielander of Soudan, Minnesota. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. A memorial service in remembrance of Norm will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend). Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Burial of Norm's cremated remains will be in Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Norm's arrangements. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at