Norbert Wieschhaus, 86, of Columbia, MO passed away on March 31, 2018 at Ashland Healthcare in Ashland, MO. Visitation will be Sunday, April 8, at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business loop 70 West Columbia from 2-4pm, with a prayer service at 2pm by Deacon Ray Purvis. Memorial Mass will be 10am Monday, April 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 903 Bernadette Drive Columbia, MO. Inurnment will follow, with full military honors, in Memorial Park Cemetery Columbia, MO.
Norb was born in Martinsburg, MO on September 8, 1931, the son of Stephen Wieschhaus and Mary Arens Wieschhaus who preceded him in death. Norb was married on May 9, 1953 to Carol Lou “Babe” (Erwin) Wieschhaus, who preceded him in death on November 25, 2017. Norb had a long career with B.D. Simon Construction Company, and Professional Contractors and Engineers (PCE). He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish and the eldest member of the Columbia Knights of Columbus Council 1529 with nearly 68 years of service. He was an Air Force Veteran; serving during the Korean War, and was a member of the American Legion. He loved spending time with his family and friends and doing the things he enjoyed most, such as fishing, camping, watching Cardinal baseball and Mizzou Sports. He occasionally might sneak to the gambling boat with the family and friends when he was able.
Survivors include two sons, Paul (Jerry) Wieschhaus of Hartsburg, MO and Steve (Shannon) Wieschhaus of Columbia, MO; two grandsons, Andy Wieschhaus of St. Joseph, MO and James Wieschhaus of Columbia, MO; brothers-in-law, Virgil “Boogie” Erwin of Auxvasse, MO, Glen “Shep” (Carolyn) Erwin of Mexico, MO; sister-in-law, Frances Erwin of Mount Pleasant, TX; grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Wieschhaus, Leonard “Slim” Wieschhaus, and Eugene “Tobe” Wieschhaus; four sisters, Celeste “Sally” Worland, Mary Margaret “Mike” Worland, Ruth “Toots” Schafer, and Dorothy “Dor” Davis.
The Wieschhaus family would like to thank Hospice Compassus, especially “Zach” for his care of Pop during his last few months we had with our dad.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left for the family at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com