Norbert “Norb” C. Henrichs, 90, Minocqua (Great Bass Lake), passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Renaissance Assisted Living in Weston, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born June 6, 1930 in Medford, son of the late Hubert and Mary (Werner) Henrichs. On August 29, 1951, he was united in marriage to Rose Salzman at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wausau. She survives.
Norb served his country as a Combat Construction Specialist 1729 in the National Guard from 1950 until 1953. For many years, Norb worked as a superintendent for road construction until his retirement and was a member of the Operators Engineer Local #139. He was a volunteer firefighter for both the Minocqua Fire Department and the Bo Di Lac Fire Barn in Minocqua for 25 years.
Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking and collecting “stuff”. He also liked to ride his gator and float around the lake on his pontoon boat.
Norb loved to go on vacation, loved traveling and also drove truck thru 47 of the lower 48 states.
Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years, Rose; six children, Linda (Herbert) Tom, Cleveland, OK, Dennis (Linda) Henrichs, Marathon, Lauri (David) Marthaler, Mosinee, Dan (Janna) Henrichs, Black Hawk, SD, Don (Karen) Henrichs, Du Bois, PA and Lisa (Doug) Pennock, Buckeye, AZ; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine siblings, Loretta Fischer, Stevens Point, Jim (Mary) Henrichs, Wausau, Peter (Esther) Henrichs, Medford, Raymond (JoJo) Henrichs, Medford, Rita (Harold) Rudolph, Medford, Mary Ann Henrichs, Lake Tomahawk, Harold (Carol) Henrichs, Medford, Carol (Eldor) Buenning, Mosinee, and David (Lorraine) Henrichs, Rhinelander; one brother-in-law, Jim Bain, Hales Corners; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Kyle Henrichs; four siblings, Karen Bain, Melda (Melvin) Duesing, Nicholas (Delores) Henrichs and Eddie Henrichs; and his brother-in-law, Joe “Goldie” Fischer.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will preside. Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at the church. Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Alois-Dreikosen Post #469, Marathon. Social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required to attend.
The funeral Mass will be livestreamed Friday at 4:00 p.m. on the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bo Di Lac Fire Barn – Fire Department, P.O. Box 465 Minocqua, WI 54548.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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