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Norman K. Genrich


Norman K. Genrich, 75, Town of Hewitt, died Monday, November 8, 2010 under the care of LeRoyer Hospice Care at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born January 12, 1935 in the Town of Hewitt, son of the late Arthur and Viola (Strassman) Genrich. On January 15, 1955 he married Shirley Wiensch at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau. She survives.

Norman was a lifelong resident in the town of Hewitt. He and his wife Shirley operated a dairy farm there until their son Kevin took over the operation. Norman enjoyed the outdoors and the many great things that mother nature had to offer like, gardening, hunting, working in the woods and making maple syrup. He was always a big promoter in his passion for the outdoors and loved to see other people enjoy it.

Norman served his country for two years in the US Army and also served his community for 14 years as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Hewitt.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Genrich, two sons, Keith (Jean) Genrich and Kevin (Rhonda Siikarla) Genrich, all of Wausau, one brother, Rodney Genrich, Wausau and one sister, Carol Genrich, Colorado, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three infant children.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2010 at Calvary Lutheran Church, N365 Cain Creek Road, Merrill, Wisconsin. The Rev. John Czarnota will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Town of Hewitt. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the kind and courteous staff with LeRoyer Hospice and the doctors and nurses with the Antigo Cancer Center for the kind and compassionate care that they all extended to Norman during his time of illness.

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