CROSS PLAINS-Norbert Edward Pulvermacher, age 90, went to his eternal rest on Thursday, July 5, 2012 with his children and family at his side. Norbert was born May 6, 1922 to Michael Simon and Mary Theresa (Meister) Pulvermacher in the township of Bear Creek, and married Berniece Margaret Greenheck at Sacred Heart Church in Lone Rock on May 20, 1943. The two spent 58 loving years together before Berniece’s passing in July of 2001. Norbert was a quiet man with a strong work ethic. He loved his family, his friends, working the land...be it the farm or garden, his God and his dog. Norbert worked at Oscar Mayer for 34 dedicated years. As a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Lone Rock and later St. Francis Xavier in Cross Plains, he spent many hours working on projects for both parishes, always ready with a paintbrush or screwdriver in hand. In addition he also held council positions and served as an usher. Norbert viewed his services to the church as labors of love and signs of faith in God. Norbert also loved woodworking. His garage became his workshop and it was there a sign reading “Grandpa Buddy’s Workshop” once hung. He shared this love with his children and grandchildren through his many wonderful creations.
Norbert is survived by his children Mary Borchert of Asbury, IA., James and Karolyn Pulvermacher of McFarland, Norbert Jr. “Butch” and Angie Pulvermacher of Lone Rock, Tom and Kathy Pulvermacher of Cross Plains, Deborah Pulvermacher of Cross Plains, Barbara and Kurt Johnson of Whitehall, Bill and Brenda Pulvermacher of Mazomanie, and David Pulvermacher of Black Earth; his grandchildren, Cindy and Herb Vanburg, Sue and Steve Tefft, Ed and Lisa Borchert, Beth and Steve Brosnahan, Ann Pulvermacher, Lori Pulvermacher, Norbie Pulvermacher, Mike and Lori Pulvermacher, Kate and Adam Stueber, Brian Pulvermacher, Bob Pulvermacher, Paige and Ian Johnson, Andrew and Heather Pulvermacher, Sara and Aaron Stephenson, Sam Johnson, Megan and Adam Grover, Kayla Pulvermacher and fiancé Greg, Deidra Pulvemacher, Christopher Pulvermacher, and Ashley Pulvermacher, In addition Norbert had 13 great-grandchildren, he loved all of the children in his life for the wonderful gifts they were to his family, each unique in their own way. He is also survived by his siblings Agnes and Cecil Sickle of Barneveld, Ralph and Maine Pulvermacher, and Donald and Tootie Pulvermacher, both of Lone Rock; sisters-in-law, Donna Pulvermacher of Portage, Josefa Pulvermacher of Spokane WA, Janet Pulvermacher of Lone Rock; brothers-in-law, Neil Greenheck and Albert and Ann Greenheck of Lone Rock; sisters-in-law, Pauline Lins of Spring Green, Lorraine and Bob Westphal of Cross Plains, Louise and Syl Sutter of Mt. Horeb, Agnes and Laverne Sutter of Mt. Horeb and Nancy Greenheck of Lone Rock, and last but definitely not least his faithful little dog Max. Norbert was preceded in death by his wife Berniece Pulvermacher, his parents, Michael and Mary Pulvermacher, father-in-law, Cornelius Greenheck, mother-in-law, Mary Greenheck; son-in-law, Tom Borchert; siblings Edmund, Bernard, Ambrose, Francis, Janelle and Richard Pulvermacher; and Rosemary and Jim Durst, in-laws, Mary Katherine and Anthony Schwarz, Jack Lins, John, Jerry, Bob and Ruth Greenheck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2947 Thinnes Street, Cross Plains at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 with Father Thomas Kelley presiding. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 4:00 PM until 7:00PM on Monday, July 9, 2012 and also on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Agrace Hospice.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Father Thomas Kelley and Sister John Rose Acker for their care and friendship as well as spiritual support and guidance not only to Norbert, but to the family as well, and to Agrace Hospice for their support and kindness, especially Stephanie, Lori, Michael and Rebecca. Their wonderful care allowed Norbert to remain at home.
“We send you a prayer as you walk the path to Heaven’s gate, where those who went before you eagerly await your arrival with open arms. Fear not that you may be forgotten, for until the day that we too will meet again you will live in forever in our hearts and in our memories as our loving Father, Brother, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and our Friend.” LJP