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Norbert M. Kruckenberg

February 2, 1929 May 9, 2019
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Norbert M. Kruckenberg, age 90 of Lowden, passed away on Thursday May 9, 2019 at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday May 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden with Reverend Daniel Redhage officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence on Sunday May 12.

Norbert was born in Lowden, Iowa on February 2, 1929, the second oldest of seven children to Paul and Selma (Licht) Kruckenberg. He was baptized into the Christian faith on February 17, 1929 and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church on April 18, 1943, where he was a lifelong member and served on various boards. He attended Trinity Lutheran School for 8 years and graduated from Lowden High School in 1947. Norbert married Bonnie Steinke on June 1, 1957 in Lowden. She passed away on March 15, 1984. He farmed for several years before working at Rex Feed & Elevator in Lowden and later River Valley Cooperative in Clarence.
Norbert served in the US Army in 1953-1954 with a tour of duty in Germany. He was a longtime active member of Lillis-Deerberg American Legion Post 366 of Lowden and served as treasurer for many years, and was also a member of the Lowden Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Norbert was an avid Cubs fan.

Norbert is survived by daughters Karma and Korine of Lowden; brothers, Merlon and Robert of Lowden and George of West Des Moines; sister, Lorna (Waldemar) Bergdolt of Perryville, MO; and sister-in-law Rozella Steinke of Lowden; 12 nieces & nephews and 22 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Bonnie; infant son Loren; sisters Roberta and Leanne (husband Leonard Sellnau); and brother-in-law Harold Steinke.

Memorials in Norbert’s name may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church – Lowden.

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4:00 PM 5/12/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/12/2019 7:00:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home - Clarence

311 5th Avenue
Clarence, IA 52216

Chapman Funeral Home - Clarence
311 5th Avenue Clarence 52216 IA
United States





10:30 AM 5/13/2019 10:30:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

801 Washington Ave
Lowden, IA 52255

Trinity Lutheran Church
801 Washington Ave Lowden 52255 IA
United States

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Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lowden, IA 52255

Lowden 52255 IA
United States

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