Norbert E. Riemer
Norbert “Norb” Edward Riemer, 90, of Germantown, entered into Heaven on January 5, 2023 where he was reunited with his loving wife and life partner of 65 years, Diane. The first child of Edward and Grace Riemer, Norb was born and raised in Milwaukee, and served the U.S. Army in Korea.
Upon his return, Norb and Diane married and started their family. They later moved to Germantown where they raised their six children and rooted in them a strong sense of family. Together they demonstrated the values of respect, hard work, kindness and accountability—as well as the importance of laughter—in ensuring a successful and fulfilling life. Norb and Diane spent 65 years together, seldom apart, and remained in Germantown until moving on to their final resting place.
Norb was a Master Plumber by trade, working in the field for several contractors. Later in his career, he worked for the State of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus. Home and family were the center of his life. He could usually be found working in the yard, basement or garage, but was always willing to take time to visit or lend a hand to family or friends. He was never far from those who needed him. He was a die-hard Packer fan, even in their lean years. He also enjoyed a good debate, casino trips, and family vacations in Hayward, WI. He always had a joke to tell, a story to share, or some wisdom to impart on those around him. He cherished the special bonds he developed with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren .
Norb was very proud of his military service. Like most of those who serve, he felt it was his duty to protect our country and preserve our way of life. He sought no special recognition, and was deeply moved by the outpouring of gratitude shown by citizens who reached out to him and the other veterans on their Stars and Stripes Honor Flight tour they took in May 2016. He spoke of this day often as he reflected on his life during his later years.
Norb is survived by his loving children Patti (Mark) Stuettgen, Laurie (Ray) Heilgendorf, Mike, Mary, Karen (Tony Drifka) Bertram, and Steve; his ten grandchildren Lisa (Joe), Matt (Melanie), Gwen (Mark), Jared (Brooke), Jake, Dylan, Rachel, John, Morgan (Ryan), and Alex; and his 9 great-grandchildren, Lindsay (Riley), Joe (Grace), Ethan, Liam, Natalie, Jace, Avery, Kenadee, and Teddy. In addition to Diane, he was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Ann and Joann. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Joan and Mary, as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.
Norb is much loved and respected, and he will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight are appreciated.
Visitation Tuesday, January 10th from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at Schramka Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls. Second Visitation Wednesday, January 11th from 10 AM to 10:30 AM at St. Mary Parish, N89W16297 Cleveland Ave, Menomonee Falls with Mass to follow at 10:30 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
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