Obituary: Norbert Erwin Braun

Norbert was called home to be with the Lord and Savior on October 17, 2022, surrounded by his family.



Norbert Erwin Braun was born to the late Charles and Rose Fischer Braun on April 13, 1934. He attended St. Mary Catholic School and Brillion High School. On February 17, 1962 he married Florence Schuh at St. Mary Catholic Church in Reedsville. During their 60 years of marriage, they raised four children. Norb was a lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church (formerly St Mary Catholic Church) in Brillion serving on the Buildings and Grounds committee and ushering at services.


He was a workaholic who worked in the finishing department for 40 years at the Brillion Iron Works, retiring in 1998. His idea of fun was doing something on the farm. After working at the BIW everyday, he came home to farming. He started farming at a young age working his dad’s small farm. When he married, he continued working his Dad’s farm with his payment being milk, cheese, and butter for his growing family. He later on acquired his Dad’s farm which really made him happy to keep the land in the Braun family.


Norb had a good sense of humor and enjoyed bowling, polka music, playing sheepshead, his monthly men’s breakfast group, and the Sunday morning church breakfast with special friends.


He is survived by his wife: Florence; their children: Roman, Terri (Todd) Batzler, Gordon (Betty) Braun; his grandchildren: Christel (Jacob) Wirth, Captain Robert Batzler, Rachel (Daniel) Roe, Erin Batzler (Special friend Adam Olson); one very special great-grandson: Hayden Norbert Wirth. He is further survived by a nephew: Jim (Marlene) Krizek; nieces: Marie Krizek and Joan (Dan) Linzmeier; his Godchildren: Joan Linzmeier, Tammy Warzecha, Willie Hoyer; his in-laws: Bernice (Ken) Brochtrup, Corrine Staudinger, Colonial Don Schuh, Germaine (Bill) Hoyer, Ed Schuh, Irene (John) Nenahlo, Nancy (Bill) Mathes, Leon (Carolyn) Schuh.


He is preceded in death by one son: Roy Braun; his parents; sisters: Rosela (Frank) Krizek, Dorothy Braun; parents-in-law: Ed (Ottilia) Schuh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Harland (Gloria) Schuh, Alice (Jack) Maney, Paul Staudinger, Joyce Schuh, Eleanore (Don) Brunig, Theresa Schuh, Ken Schuh, Mary Schuh.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Pomeroy and Deacon Greg Van Thiel with burial to take place at Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery, Brillion.


The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, October 21, 2022 at church from 4:00 p.m. until the time of a prayer service led by Deacon Greg Van Thiel at 7:30 p.m. The visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.


The family would like to thank Heartland hospice, especially Kimberly, Christine, Erin and Jen. Special friends Fr. Tom Pomeroy, Dorothy Zarnoth and Sharon Behnke who have been so helpful and supportive.


In lieu of flowers please donate to the St. Vincent de Paul food Pantry at Holy Family Church.


Online condolences may be made.


The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion and Reedsville are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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