Norman Groebner, age 95, formerly of New Ulm, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at St. John’s Circle of Care in Springfield, where he had resided for six years with outstanding care.
A private family service and burial will be held. There will be no public visitation.
To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org
Norman is survived by his daughters, Darla Wolf of Los Angeles, Calif., Judith (Vince) Sellner of Sleepy Eye, Mary Groebner-Harris of Madison, Wis., Kate Groebner (Bill Renz) of Luck, Wis.; son, Pete (Linda) Groebner of Andover; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Alice (Berg) Groebner in 2007; daughter, Christine in 1980; son, Steven in 2013; son-in-law, Bill Wolf; brother; Charles Groebner; sisters, Lillian (Stanley) Prysok, Cecelia (Harry) Zuphfer, and Deloris Ludewig.
Norman was born to John and Josefine (Pany) Groebner in New Ulm on Nov. 21, 1921. He graduated from New Ulm Public High in 1939. Upon graduation, Norman worked for Kiekepher in Milwaukee, Wis. After returning to New Ulm, he met and married Alice Berg on July 31, 1943 at Fort Sills, OK. Norman was inducted into the U.S. Army in October 1942 where he was trained as a Medic, Tech 3. He served as a medic in the European Theatre in England, France and into Germany during WW2. He was honorably discharged Nov. 1945. Norman then worked for Cudahy, Wear Well Garment Factory, and later 3M from which he retired.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. John’s Nursing Home in Springfield in his name. We feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by him.