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Normen R. Wegner, 87

Aug 27, 2021

Winnebago – Normen R. Wegner, age 87, formerly of Winnebago, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Mankato, surrounded by his family and his family at Cottagewood.

Celebration of Life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago. Visitation was from 9-10:30 a.m., prior to the service. Burial took place at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells.

Normen was born on May 15, 1934 in Faribault County to Rudolph and Birdella (Seedorf) Wegner. He graduated from Kiester High School in 1952. On June 12, 1955, Normen married Ruth Ann Kruger in Wells.

Normen worked as a police officer for the city of Kiester for 5 years, and later served the city of Winnebago for 25 years. In Kiester, Normen served on the Kiester ambulance squad, as a past Sunday School superintendent, and as a past Cub Scout Cub Master. He later served as the first President of the Faribault County Law Enforcement Association and the Advisory Board of the Winnebago Adolescent Treatment Center. Normen was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago.

Normen enjoyed woodworking, making wood projects for his entire family, fishing, camping, going to casinos, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by daughter, Ranae (Jim) Kabisch of Cleveland; son, Gregg (Susie) Wegner of Wells; grandsons, Adam (Jill) Stensrud of St. Peter, Brandon (Michelle) Stensrud of Mankato, Jamey (Dani) Kabisch of Gallatin Gateway, Montana, Jeremy Kabisch of Montevideo; granddaughter, Wendy (Mike) Sturlaugson of Lakeville; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Cody Stensrud, Erica and Jackson Stensrud, Bridger and Flynn Kabisch, Jordan and Summer Kabisch, and Wilson Sturlaugson; and brother, Marlin (Phyllis) Wegner of Faribault.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann; son, Scott Wegner; and sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Keith Sahr.

Normen’s family would like to thank the entire Cottagewood Senior Communities staff for all the kindness, care, and love they showed Normen.