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Norbert 'Nubs' W. Koosmann


July 6, 2018

MELLEN, Wis. — Norbert “Nubs” W. Koosmann, 84, of Mellen, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his residence. Norbert was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Mellen, the son of Wilhelm H. and Frieda G. (Bonitz) Koosmann.

On Sept. 26, 1959, he was united in marriage to Joyce A. Saari in Ironwood, Mich. He was employed at the veneer mill in Mellen for over 45 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting. Favorite past-times for Norbert were Wii bowling, jigsaw puzzles, word search and conversing and spreading the word of God.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joyce, of Mellen; sons, Glenn (Sherri), of Mellen, and Kevin (Rhonda), of Mosinee; daughters, Diana Weisenberger, of Schofield, Lorna (John, Jr.) Grande, of Mosinee, and Wanda (Mark) Bernett, of Malone; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd (Mary), of Ashland, Kenneth, of Mellen, and Donald (Annette), of Mellen; sisters, Shirley Heglund, of Aurora, Minn., Sylvia Heglund, of Mellen, Ruth Josephson, of Mellen, Leila (Bruce) Bernard, of Eau Claire, and Joyce (David) Kaseno, of Barron; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jason; and granddaughter, Melissa.

A funeral service for Norbert will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mellen with Reverend Karl Wellnitz officiating.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church in Mellen on Saturday and continue until the hour of service.

Interment will take place in Saint John’s Cemetery, Cozy Valley.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mountain Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Mellen and Ashland.

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