Norman M. Kutz, 89 |
April 23, 1928 -- July 17, 2017
Norman M. Kutz, 89, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, in his home in West Bend, surrounded by his entire family. He was born in Fond Du Lac on April 23 1928, to Ervin and Alma (nee Ramthum) Kutz. He was raised in Dundee, and began to work in West Bend for Pick Manufacturing, where he worked for 47 years. Norman served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52 and the Reserves for four more years. He married Rosemary (nee Baganz) Kutz on Nov. 29, 1952, and together they raised eight children. Norman was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He enjoyed going up to their cabin in Tipler. Norman and Rosemary were part of the We Love to Dance Club, he was a member of the Rock River League Baseball Hall of Fame, a die-hard Brewers fan and his favorite winter pasttime was shelling hickory nuts. He especially loved the time spent with his family.
Norman is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rosemary; eight children, Sharon (Charles) Klug, Beverly (James) Schleif, Ervin (Rosemary) Kutz, Brenda (Rick) Wagner, Roger (Terri) Kutz, Gail (Patrick) Brown, Janet (Mark Eilbes) Schneiss and Patsy (Bob) Hamm; 13 grandchildren, Angela (Matt) Nierode, Danielle Klug, Ashley (Matt) Ingish, Mitchell, Tyler and Ryan Kutz, Aubrey and Brent Wagner, Zachary, Mason and Lucas Brown, Summer Schneiss, and Bradley Hamm; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Nierode and Cooper Ingish; brother, Ralph (Kathleen) Kutz; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Harold) Freund and Ione Baganz. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Norman is preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph; two infant grandchildren; parents; stepdad, Clarence Bohn; sister, Marilyn Schultz; and his brother-in-law, Edward Baganz.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (777 S. Indiana Ave., West Bend, WI 53095). A second visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Hein and the Rev. Richard Lauersdorf presiding. Interment will follow at the New St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church (777 S. Indiana Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) and/or a charity of choice.
A special thank you to Heartland Hospice, ComForCare, the pastors of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and the Doctors and nurses at Froedtert and Aurora.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.