Norbert Feih

    Longtime Grafton firefighter Norbert P. Feih, died Monday, July 8, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease in a Fort Myers, Fla., nursing home. He was 85.
    Mr. Feih was born to Paul and Frances Wimmer Feih on Sept. 22, 1933, in Milwaukee.
    He enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving from 1952 until 1955 and then in the reserves until 1960.
    He married longtime friend Helen Prill in 1975 in Downey, Calif., a few years after her husband died, her son Paul Brandau-Shirley said.
    The couple had become friends while members of a car club, he said.
    “They all knew each other through the BMW community,” he said.
    After their marriage, she and her children moved to the Town of Grafton to live with Mr. Feih at his home on Lakeshore Road.
    “He added onto the house so we could all live with him,” his son said.
    Mr. Feih worked for Wisconsin Electric Power Co., mostly in Oak Creek, for more than 40 years.
    He was an emergency medical technician and firefighter for the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years.
    Mr. Feih is survived his wife; children Paul (Mark) Brandau-Shirley of Cape Coral, Fla., Pamela (Michael) Parchim of West Bend, Penelope (Lawrence) Kelly-Williams of Rice Lake and Peggy Kelly of West Bend; grandchildren Markus (Lacey) Shirley, Erin (Stephen) Kotowski, Christine Williams (Mark) Schmelzer, Wendie (Steve) Felde, Juliana (Marshall) Wish, Adam (Melissa) Parchim, Nicholas Brandau and John (fiance Delaney Marcon) Williams; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Jacqueline Brandau; great-grandson Daniel Brandau; brother Richard; sister Lucille Rheaume; and nephew Mark Rheaume.
    A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, where he will be interred.  
    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department.
    Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, Fort Myers, Fla., assisted the family.

 

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