Norbert Eugene Kirchmeier, age 81 of Wynot, Nebraska died on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot with military honors provided by the Wynot American Legion Post 31 and the Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Stan Hans, Alan Kuchta, Emery Wiepen, Steve Honeywell, Shane Leise and Gary Kuchta.
Norbert was born on June 11, 1934 at St. Helena, Nebraska to Baltasar and Teresa (Thuringer) Kirchmeier. He grew up in the St. Helena and Wynot area and graduated from Wynot High School in 1951. He worked for the Wynot Oil Company until serving in the U. S. Army from 1956 to 1959. He married Carol Leise on October 7, 1961 at Wynot and they made their home in Wynot. Norbert worked for Wynot Produce and then began his career at the Wynot Sand and Gravel and Redimix eventually becoming the owner.
Norbert was a member of the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, the Wynot American Legion Post 31 and was a former member of the Wynot Fire Department. He liked to hunt and fish and play pool and cards. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.
Norbert is survived by his wife, Carol of Wynot; a daughter, Teresa Martin of Yankton; a son-in-law, Joe Kuchta of Wynot; 3 grandchildren, Nathan Kuchta of Yankton; Shayla and Ronnie Potts of Yankton; Jordan Martin of New Orleans; 3 great grandchildren, Jackson Nelson, Colton and Landon Potts all of Yankton; a brother, Herman Kirchmeier of Scappoose, Oregon and a sister, Louise "Sis" Baker of Harrod, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, Bernie, Martin "Duke", Clarence, Leo and Don Kirchmeier, 3 sisters, Helen Anderson, Mary Ayers and Dolores "Babe" Haahr.
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Carol, Nathan, Shayla, Joe, Jackson, Sis, Terri, and family - Our Deepest Sympathies in your loss of Norbert. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Love and Prayers,
Sally and Joanne
Carol and family - I am so saddened to hear of Norb's death. What a wonderful gentle soul that will be missed by many. I am sorry this came near the holidays for you, but hope each Christmas season you can look back at all the fond memories you created together with Norb rather than this one year of sorrow. Your entire family is in my prayers.
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