Norman W. Kiehnau, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home in Institute early Sunday morning, July 21, 2019.
He was born December 8, 1930 in the Town of Jacksonport on the farm of his parents, William N. and Lydia Laura (Treichel) Kiehnau. Norman attended Sevastopol High School. In 1951, Norman was called to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1953. Norman owned and operated Institute Motors for 26 years. He worked in the Milwaukee area early in his career. He had worked 13 years for Boehlke Chevrolet, then at Russ Darrow as service manager.
On June 12, 1971, he married Sharon E. (Mueller) Mork at West Jacksonport, and they had 48 blessed years together.
He was a faithful and active member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Norman loved gardening and playing cards with his family and many dear friends. Norman was a member of VFW Post #3088 and served as Post Commander. He was also a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130.
Norman is survived by his wife, Sharon; his two children, Todd Kiehnau and Wendy (John) Welch; two stepsons, James (Barb) Mork and David (Lynn) Mork; grandchildren, Maxwell (Ryan) Reeves, Ryan Mork, Andy (Naomi) Mork, Jeremy van Sliedrecht, and Anna Mork; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Evie, Max Reeves, and Mary Mork; brother, Donald “Butch” (Ruth) Kiehnau; and sister, Mildred “Joey” Radtke.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lydia Kiehnau; five brothers, Harold, Fred “Fritz”, William, Rueben, Leonard “Mike”, Carl, and infant brother, Henry; three sisters, Dorothy Perkins, Florence “Dickie” Reagles, and Olive Braley; stepdaughter, Mary Mork; and grandson, Samuel Mork.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Beth Macha. Military honors by the United States Marine Corps with VFW Post #3088 and the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 will follow at the church. Burial will be in Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in West Jacksonport.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.
Memorials may be directed in his memory for Bay View Lutheran Church-Property Committee at 340 W. Maple Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, and VFW Post #3088 at 744 Delaware Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Norman may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Norman Willard Kiehnau, please visit our floral store.
Bay View Lutheran Church
340 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
VFW Post #3088
744 Delaware St, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235