Obit: Beilke, Norman Theodore #2 (1924 -
Contact: Carol (Purkis) Mitte
Surnames: Beilke, Reidel, Moldenhauer, Carstensen, Trindal, Vine, Taylor, Humphrey, Carriveau, Specht, Braatz
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Dec. 2004; Page 10
Beilke, Norman Theodore (18 Jan. 1924 - 24 Nov. 2004)
Norman Beilke, age 80, of Granton, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, at St. Josephs Hospital in Marshfield.
Norman Theodore Beilke was born on Jan. 18, 1924 in Lynn Township the son of Theodore and Elsie (Reidel) Beilke. He graduated from Granton High School in 1942 and then, along with farming with his family he worked for Walter Moldenhauer at his saw mill. On Aug. 25, 1949 Norman was united in marriage to Arlene Carstensen at the Zion Lutheran Church in Granton. Norman also worked for O. W. Trindal at the Granton Feed Mill. He worked there for many years and eventually purchased the feed mill and operated it himself for 27 years. Norman also farmed his whole life and in 1962 they purchased the family farm from his parents.
He was a life-long member of the Zion Lutheran Church and also held various church offices. Norman enjoyed reading, but his true love was his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene; one son, James Beilke, of Granton; two daughters, Diane (Ronald) Vine, of Granton and Marianne (David) Taylor, of Marshfield; 13 grandchildren, Mark ,Mike, Heidi and Andy Beilke, Bruce, Jamie, Sheri and Julie Vine, Craig and Dan Humphrey, Josh, Jon, and Amanda Carriveau; and five great-grandchildren, Ashley and Nick Humphrey and Dan, Tori, and Cheyenne Specht.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jerry and Bobby; a grandson, Randy Humphrey; and a sister Dorothy Braatz.
Funeral services for Norman were held Monday, Nov. 29, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Granton. Internment was in the Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were his grandchildren, Mike, Mark, and Andy Bielke, Jamie and Bruce Vine, Craig and Dan Humphrey and Jon Carriveau.
The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted the family with arrangements.
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