Norman Wuellner, 85

Norman H. Wuellner, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at his home in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 1, at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Mark Innocenti officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.

Norman was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Agram Township, Morrison County, to the late Otto and Margaret (Hoheisel) Wuellner. He grew up and attended country school in Agram Township until the eighth grade. Norman honorably served in the U.S. Army for five years doing tours during World War II and the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He was united in marriage to Mary Zyvoloski, April 11, 1953, on a Military Base in California. Norman worked various jobs throughout his life and was a very hard worker. Missing work was never an option for him and he finally retired at age 80. He was an avid sports fan, always watching the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. Norman also enjoyed taking his grandchildren hunting and fishing, and later in life they were the ones taking him hunting and fishing. The last couple of years he participated in several disabled veteran deer hunts at Camp Ripley. Norman enjoyed taking trips to the casino, was an excellent card player and also a good horseshoe player. In his later years, Norman spent his time building birdhouses and watching the birds in his yard. Norman always had a good appetite and he also loved to cook. His famous chicken and dressing will be forever missed by his family. Norman was one of a kind, always having that perfect one-liner and a heart of gold. He was dearly loved by his entire family and will be greatly missed.

Norman is survived by his wife, Mary Wuellner of Little Falls; daughters, Debbie (Tim) Calhoun of Little Falls, and Dina (Tim) Wuellner of Little Falls; brothers, Donald Wuellner of Pierz, Otto (Arlyn) Wuellner of Little Falls, John (Jeanette) Wuellner of Little Falls and Ronnie (Donna) Wuellner of Little Falls; sisters, Elaine (Elroy) Meyer of Pierz, Leora Poster of Pierz and Betty (Leon) Flicker of Pierz; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Norman was preceded in death by parents, Otto and Margaret Wuellner; and sister, Doris Hurley.

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