Norman Woelber

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Norman Woelber, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Tom Dettmer will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 2:30 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m.

Burial will take place at St. Paul Cemetery in Hull.

Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1.

Mr. Woelber passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.

Norman Frederick Woelber, the son of Martin and Alma Sohl Woelber was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Wheeler Township, in Lyon County, Ia. His childhood years were spent in the rural Hull area, where he was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Hull.

Norman graduated from Hull High School in 1950. He then served in the U.S. Army before his honorable discharge. After the army he worked for Central Telephone Company in Le Mars, Ia. Norman continued his education at Wartburg College gaining a degree in social work in 1964. He married Marla Hinsch at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Aug. 2, 1963. Norman later graduated with a Masters Degree in social work from University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1970.

Norman worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services for 35 years in Black Hawk, O'Brien, and Clay counties. He enjoyed playing softball, golf, bowling, playing cards and woodworking.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, John Krahling; and one niece, Pam Smidstra.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marla; two children: Karmen Woelber of Cedar Falls, Ia., and Scott (Kristine) Woelber of Minneapolis, Minn.; three grandchildren: Eddan, Bjorn, and Johanna Woelber; two brothers: Richard (Clara) Woelber of Mattoon, Ill., and Lloyd (Darlene) Woelber of Hull, Ia.; two sisters: Donna Krahling of George, Ia., and Glenda (Richard) Heidloff of George, Ia.; one brother-in-law, Kenneth (Elaine) Hinsch of George, Ia.; other relatives and many friends.

A memorial has been set up in Norman's name.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.