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Norbert Eidenschink

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Jan. 9. 1929-Oct. 26, 2011

Norbert H. Eidenschink, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his home.

Norbert was born the son of George and Catherine (Stein) Eidenschink on January 9, 1929 in Erie Township, Becker County. He attended country school in District 26.

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Norbert served in the United States Marine Corps and later returned to Detroit Lakes, where he worked with cattle and helped on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Anita Grossman on June 30, 1987 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes.

Norbert was a custodian at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and school for 26 years. He also drove school bus for over 40 years.

Norbert was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was also a member of the Ultra Snowmobile Club.

He loved gardening and sharing the produce with his family and friends. Norbert also enjoyed deer hunting, snowmobiling, playing softball and camping. He will be missed and always remembered by his family.

Surviving Norbert are his wife, Anita Eidenschink of Detroit Lakes; two sons, Clifford Eidenschink of Austin, Texas, and Kelly (Sherrie) Eidenschink of Lexington, Texas; one daughter, Kris Alderman of Grand Prairie, Texas; three stepsons, Dean (Debbie) Grossman of Detroit Lakes, Blair (Diane) Grossman of Cornell, Wis., and Marlow Grossman of Detroit Lakes; 19 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Marcella Eberhardt and Clara Schoenberger, both of Detroit Lakes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Norbert in death were his parents; five brothers, Clarence, Edward, Sallie, Leander and Lawrence; and two sisters, Isabelle Edstrom and Leona Muldaney.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with a rosary at 6:30 and a prayer service at 7 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial is set for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with interment in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, Minn.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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