Norbert Eggert died at his home in rural Clayton, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Funeral services will be held at Silver Creek Lutheran Church in rural Clayton on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church and also for the hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery near the church.
Norbert John Eggert was born at home on the family farm in Turtle Lake Township of Barron County, Wisconsin on October 23, 1921. He was the son of August and Wilhelmina Eggert. He attended school at the Clover Leaf School which was near his home. He worked on the family farm, eventually taking over it’s operation, a farm that has been in his family since 1894. On June 2, 1954 he was united in marriage to Luella and to this union four sons were born. Besides operating the dairy farm he was a good mechanic and worked several places over the years. The challenge of figuring out how to fix something or make something was always welcomed. He had a natural ability make those things happen. The past years have been difficult, but with the help of his family and especially his wife Luella he was able to remain at home until the time of his death on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the age of 90 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Paul, Herman, Helmut “Ole” and Harold “Ab”; sisters Sophia Eken and Dorothea Newton. Left to celebrate his life are his loving wife of 58 years Luella; sons: John (Jeanette), Henry “Hank” (Penny), Mark (Kathy) and Albert; one grandson, five step-grandchildren; four step- great grandchildren; sister Clara Frie as well as other relatives and friends.