Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville. Graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5347 of Granville.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Friday May 22. There will be a rosary at 5 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. -- all at Spalding Catholic High School Gymnasium in Granville. Visitation will resume from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday, May 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton.
Norbert passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, at a hospital in San Diego, Calif.
Norbert was born to Michael & Susan (Schumacher) Goergen on July 11, 1914 in rural Granville. Norbert was raised and educated in the Granville area. He grew up on the family farm outside of Granville and worked for neighboring farmers. He married Cecilia O'Meara on Aug. 11, 1941 at Hawarden, IA. Norbert joined the Army Air Corp. on Oct. 23 1942. Norbert was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1945. He then returned to Granville to Start and operate the Goergen Oil Company. He expanded the business to a Conoco Gas Station on highway 10 in 1952 & built a bulk plant for a greater supply and later went into LP Gas. Cecilia died Dec. 23, 1982.
Norbert was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Granville, Catholic Order of Foresters, Honorary member of Knights of Columbus and the V.F.W. Post 5347 of Granville.
He was preceded death by one son, Randall in infancy; three brothers: Joe, Ernest anf Emil; one sister, Ann and her husband, Marcel Klein.
Norbert is survived by one son, Ron and his wife, Joyce of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter, Judy Schaeffer and her husband, Jeff of Bonita, Calif.; daughter, Jan Homan and her husband, Michael of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Leo Goergen and wife, Bernice of Granville, Ray Goergen and wife, Iva of Slayton, Minn, Otto Goergen and wife, Shirley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Goergen of Granville.
Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen are in charge of arrangements.