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Norman A. Hoeft Print E-mail

Dec. 1, 1924-July 30, 2013

Norman A. Hoeft, age 88, long time resident of Wild Rose, passed away July 30, 2013 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home where he resided the past 10 months. He was born Dec. 1, 1924 in the Town of Rome, Adams County, to Walter Hoeft and Freida (Kunde) Hoeft.

He graduated from Wild Rose High School in 1942 and went into the Army on March 30, 1943.  He completed boot camp and attended MIT Radar School in Florida. He was assigned to the Signal Corp in England on June 6, 1943 and went into the D-Day Invasion of France. He was discharged on Nov. 7, 1945.

Norm met his wife, Carol Schroeder, in Waupaca and they were married on May 8, 1948 at the Wild Rose United Methodist Church. Norm operated service stations in Wild Rose and worked as a paver operator out of Madison for many years. His last job before retirement was driving oil truck for Wild Rose Co-op. In his retirement years he enjoyed being a volunteer driver for Waushara County and supervisor for the Town of Springwater.

He is survived by his wife: Carol; son: Larry (Penny), Beloit; daughter: Linda (James) Flegner, Wild Rose; grandchildren: Scott Flegner, Wautoma; Deb (Patrick) Connell, Fairwater; Heidi (Andy) Jegerlehner, Janesville; Greg Hoeft, ND; and Eric Hoeft, IN. He is further survived by several special step-grandchildren; two special goddaughters: Carol Schliepp and Deb Psenicka; brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Melvin; special brothers-in-law: Ken and Len Schroeder; and sister-in-law: Connie Snortum.

The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Wild Rose United Methodist Church. Burial and military honors followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.

 

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