Morack, Norbert Vernon
He was born on June 28 and baptized on July 21, 1935 in the Town of Liberty, son of the late Alice (Korth) and Walter Morack Sr. On June 5, 1959 he was united in marriage to Mary (Tornow) for 55 years, and enjoyed spending every anniversary at Rolling Stone Lake. He was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran church in Hortonville, helped build the parsonage and held positions on various boards. His faith and instilling Christian values in his family was important to him. His ability to build led him to work for Youngstown Kitchen, Built Rite Const. and Luebke Roofing and Siding. He was a volunteer for the Liberty Fire Department, served over 50 years as a state certified Building Inspector, Town Constable, and raft official. Norb was a leader for the Mosquito Hill 4-H club, serving as a woodworking and leather craft leader. Norb and Mary served as foster parents for many years. His enjoyment were hunting, trapping, and fishing with the grandchildren, especially during the Walleye run; polka music (which you could always hear); raising beef & farm animals, and his organic garden kept him busy. He shared all these loves with his family who will always remember him teaching them to make maple syrup, playing cards, bringing sweet corn, watermelon he grew himself, and ice cream to all the gatherings; and celebrating their birthday at Bucky’s. Norb was always ready to help where ever needed. He helped finish the kitchen in the old church basement at Bethlehem Lutheran in Hortonville. He helped Otto Kluge build the parsonage that is still used today by the pastor. He helped with Akin Field at Hortonville High School where he was a graduate.
Norb was in boot camp served in the Army National Guard and was stationed in Fort Louis, Washington from 1961-1963. He was very proud of his service to our great country and was happy to serve. He enjoyed showing home movies of states with landmarks while in the service.
We were so very privileged and blessed to have such a wonderful father, grandfather, friend, leader. We will miss talking about the big one that got away while fishing on the Wolf River, whitetail deer stories, celebrating his birthday on June 28th (always making sure it was celebrated on the day!), the value of hard work, appreciating everything we receive, and everyone we have the privilege of knowing. You would always hear him say “that was top shelf”, “there is no substitute for dry wood”, “enjoy your youth”, “keep ‘er going”, and had that unique way of waving his finger to wish you well.
But most important to Norb was sharing his faith and living by example. He was a devout Christian man who seldom missed a service and taught his children and so many others that your faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior was the most important thing. Norb loved John 14:1-6; 23-24, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way? “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. We thank our Heavenly Father that through the forgiveness of sins and the saving faith He instilled in Norb, he is now enjoying eternal happiness.
He will be missed by his children and their families: Deb and Joe Jensen, their family Brittany (Tyler) Beaudee, Brynlee, Braedee, and Berklee Ernst; Brad (Renee) and Brock; Morgann and Emilee Jensen; Barb and Jeff Parker and their family Katye (Jared) Shaylee, Gavin, and Garrett Olk; Travis (Abby) Miles and Charli; Whitney Parker (Mitch Gerhartz); Linda and Tom Lambie and their family Brent (Kayla) and Barrett; Andrew (Ashley) Bryce, Ava, and Aiden; Levi (Bailey) and Lyla; Megan (John) Ella and Emmett Brick; son, Daniel Morack (special friend, Rebecca); brother, Dave (Linda) Morack; sister, Carol Ort; sister-in-law, Ann Morack; his Godchildren, Dwight Korth, John Morack, and Mike Morack along with many nieces and nephews and friends. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Clarence and Lillian Tornow; grandson Nicholas Parker, granddaughter MyKayla Jensen, sister Elaine Morack, brothers, Walter Jr. and Glen Morack, sister-in-law Donna Morack, brother-in-law Gerald Ort.
Thank you to Pastor Tristan Paustian and Pastor Kevin Westra for their spiritual guidance and support, Dr. Steve Godderz and his staff, the nursing staff at St. Elizabeth’s Ascension Hospital, Helping Hands of Hortonville, and all our good neighbors and friends who brought meals, or just called to be a friend. The family would also like to thank Al Meyer, Ross, Becky and Jacob Barkholtz, John Morack for enabling Norb to stay in his house and making the modifications needed.
The funeral for Norbert will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 752 East Grandview Road, Hortonville, 920-779-6761, with Rev. Kevin Westra officiating. The visitation will be 1:00-3:00 p.m. www.bethlehem-wels.com. Burial will be in Mosquito Hill Cemetery, Town of Liberty. A memorial fund has been established.