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Norbert H Weinzirl

Norbert H Weinzirl

Norbert H. Weinzirl, age 95 of Eau Galle, died peacefully Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Assisted Living of Durand with his family by his side.

Norbert was born on January 9, 1925 on the home farm in Eau Galle to John C. and Vera (Sinz) Weinzirl. His mother died of birthing complications and he was raised by his grandmother, Clara (Loechler)Weinzirl until his father remarried Clara Bauer. Norbert grew up on the family farm working beside his parents, brother and sisters and graduated from Durand High School. He married Leona Bauer on September 2, 1952 at Holy Rosary Parish in Lima and after a short time, they moved to their own farm in rural Eau Galle. He and Leona worked and improved their farm while raising their growing family. After retirement in 1987 Norbert found more time for his favorite past time of bicycling and walking with his dogs, especially Abby. He was also an avid Packer fan, loved to dance, going to Countryfest and traveling as far away as China.

Norbert is survived by his wife of 67 years, Leona; his children Geralyn (Steve) O’Neill of Rosemount, MN; Roger (Kay) of Eau Galle; Lynette (Kim) Wagenbach of Durand; Randy (Sue) of Arkansaw; Danny of Bay City; and Barry of Eau Galle; his sister, Betty Ninefeldt of Mahtomedi, MN; his brother-in-law, Thomas (Dorothy) Bauer of 29 Palms, CA; grandchildren: Thekla (Grayson) Schenk; Trevor (Laura Gabatino) O’Neill; Justyna (Adam) Lloyd; Jenae (fiancé Logan Millard) O’Neill; Phillip (Jennifer) Wagenbach; Andrew (Coreen) Wagenbach; Sadie (Sterling) Sievwright; Sam (fiancé Amy Erickson) Sletten; and Warren Weinzirl. Great grandchildren: Adelai and Ellia Schenk, Hazel Lloyd, William, Benjamin and Maya Wagenbach; Pierre, Fulton, Augustine and Sebastian Wagenbach; soon to arrive Sawyer Sievwright in February. Many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Darlene Molla and brother John L. Weinzirl.

Memorial Mass will be 10:30AM Friday, January 31, 2020 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe. A Rosary by the Knights of Columbus at 8:45AM. Visitation will be from 9:00AM until the time of services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Norbert’s name to St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle.

Rhiel Funeral Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Dave Misner

    My condolences to the whole Weinzirl family. This message is mainly to Roger, Barry, and Danny as those are the ones I've known. Sorry to hear about losing your dad, guys, but as you're out flying think about your dad having his own "wings" now! I saw the obit in the paper, and thought about you all. Hold on to your good memories.

  2. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Norbert. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.


    Sending our deepest sympathies to Norbert's family.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  4. John and Judy part

    Hugs sorry to hear your loss

  5. Monica Heitman

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family! God bless and keep you in His loving care as you share the many great memories of your Dad and Grandpa!

  6. Joanne (McRoberts) Hovey

    Sympathy to the family. Hoping his many years provided many wonderful memories. God Bless

  7. Betty Schmitt

    Our deepest sympathy to Barry and his family! May the music that we sing here bring some sort of joy and peace at this difficult time ! From the Karaoke family at the NELSON HOTEL BAR & GRILL .

  8. Dick & Jan Bates

    Norbert was a great individual who always had a smile on his face. I always admired him for all his bicycling he did. What an energetic guy. You have my sympathy for his passing. We will remember him in our prayers.
    Dick & Jan

  9. Jim & Barb Henry

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to the entire Weinzirl family. May the many fond memories help ease your pain in this difficult time.

  10. Mike Blair

    So sorry for your loss,our condolences go out to the Weinzirl family. Mike ,Marlene,Morgan,Lukas

  11. Karen

    Thinking of you With love. I remember seeing Norbert biking on the road for many years. It always brought a smile to my face and amazement on how he was so devoted. He is a kind man and I am sure will be missed.

  12. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy and Prayers!!

  13. Sharon (Bates) and Richard Young

    You have our deepest sympathy during this time of loss.

  14. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our deepest sympathy to the Leona and Weinzirl families.

  15. Paul & Kelly Zeilinger

    So sorry for your loss. Sending you comforting thoughts. He was one of a kind. ❤️

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