Obit: Lewis, Norbert Allen #2 (1943 - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Lewis, Smitke, Hainz, Bogdonovich, Garlach, Ziegler, O’Donnell, Grobe, Zimmerman
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/27/2016
Lewis, Norbert Allen (22 January 1943 - 20 April 2016) With Flag
Norbert A. “Al”, “Allen”, “Louie”, Lewis 73, of Loyal passed away in the Town of Loyal Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Norbert Allen Lewis was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Marshfield, the son of Betty Marie Lewis. He was raised in Loyal by his maternal grandparents, Andrew and Elva Lewis, and received his education in area schools, graduating from Loyal High School in 1961. After high school, Al worked for a short time at Borden Foods in Loyal before being drafted into the U. S. Army July 9, 1964. He served his country until his honorable discharge June 17, 1966. He returned to Wisconsin and worked in Milwaukee in construction.
Al was united in marriage May 26, 1968, to Pondri E. Smitke at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield. They lived in Milwaukee until moving to Loyal in 1973. Al went to work for the Clark County Highway Department until retiring in 2002. After retiring, Al enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, making wine, smoking fish and helping his daughters, whether they needed it or not.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Pondri, of Loyal; two daughters: Kelly Hainz and Kim (Darin) Bogdonovich, both of Loyal; three grandsons: Cody and Dustin Garlach, and Bo Bogdonovich; one aunt, Clara Lewis; and two cousins, Lois (Thomas) Ziegler-O’Donnell and Dr. Loretta (Edward) Grobe.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Andrew and Elva Lewis; his mother, Betty M. Lewis; his son-in-law, Steve Hainz; and his uncle, Leslie Lewis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate, and burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, Satruday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal is assisting the family with arrangements.
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