Obit: Kell, Norman (1917 – 1967)


Surnames: Kell, Wolf, Blumenstein, Tupper, Urman

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Jan 1967

Kell, Norman (13 MAY 1917 – 8 JAN 1967)

Residents of the Owen and Withee communities were saddened when they learned of the death of Norman Kell, prominent Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) businessman, who passed away at 8:45 Tuesday morning.

Death came to him at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack late Thursday evening.

Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Friday, January 13, 1967, from St. John’s Lutheran Church at Withee. The parish pastor, Rev. Leroy Urman, will conducted the service, with burial to be made at Restlawn Cemetery at Wausau.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dr. J.W. Johnson, Tony Jensen, Milton Krom, Emil Hansen, Leon Bruchert and Herman Rabska.

Norman Emil Kell, 49, was born May 13, 1917 at Wausau. On June 24, 1939 he and the former Irene Wolf were united in marriage at Wausau. After serving in World War II he entered the retail grocery trade and operated stores at Wausau and Medford before purchasing the fine super market he operated in Withee several years ago.

During his residence in Withee he was not only a highly respected businessman, but a strong civic leader, in addition to contributing generously with his time and talents to the promotions of his parish, of which he served as an elder for three years. He was also a member of the Van Huisen-Fritz American Legion Post of Owen; a charter member of the Withee Lions Club, and the immediate past president of the Withee Businessmen’s Club.

Shock and sorrowed by his sudden and unexpected death are his wife, Irene; a son, Roger, of Wausau; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Barbara) Blumenstein, Wausau; and Charlotte and Cheryl at home; three brothers, Edward, Mosinee; Alfred, Wisconsin Rapids, and Elmer of Wausau; and sister, Mrs. Myron Tupper, Wausau, and three grandchildren, plus a host of friends he had acquired during the years he resided in this area.



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