Norbert Schroepfer, of Bryant, died Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Rosalia Gardens surrounded by family. He was 85 years old. He was born on November 23, 1936, in Antigo, a son of Frank and Florence (Spychalla) Schroepfer. He married Rosemary Wolter on August 22, 1959. She preceded him in death on September 22, 2002. He then married Janice Burkhart on May 6, 2005. She survives.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1954.
Norbert worked for American Motors in Milwaukee for two years. Upon returning to Langlade County, he worked for Tony Spychalla's potato farm for three years. Beginning in 1959, he and Rosemary owned and operated a pristine, award-winning dairy farm until their retirement in 1998.
Norbert was a member of the Bryant Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club and the Hyland Lakes Lions Club. He was on the St. Hyacinth Parish Council and Finance Committee. Norbert also was a supervisor for the Polar Town Board for four years. He served on the Co-op Oil Association and the Langlade County Dairy Improvement Association and was president for both organizations for two years.
He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Schroepfer of Pelican Lake; four daughters, Janet (Dean) Roth of Eland, Diane Allen of Green Bay, Peggy (Mike) Quinn of Bryant, and Julie (Robert) Sprague of Hatley; a son, David (Jolynne) Schroepfer of Birnamwood; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (Judy) Schroepfer of Antigo; a sister-in-law, Shirley Schroepfer of Antigo; a step-daughter, Karen (David) Dyess of Stuart, Fla; two step-sons, Larry Burkhart of Pelican Lake and Eric (Billie Jo) Burkhart of Pelican Lake; many nieces, nephews and members of the Wolter family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Rosemary Schroepfer; granddaughter, Sasha Marie Quinn; brothers, Donald (Betty Ann) and Raymond Schroepfer; sister, Irene Schroepfer; son-in-law, Gail Allen; and members of the Wolter family.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church with Reverend Charles Hoffmann officiating. Entombment will take place in the Queen of Peace Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Bradley Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 on Monday at the funeral home. A time of sharing will be held at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church and Rosalia Gardens Memory Care.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rosalia Gardens for loving and caring for Norbert during his final journey.
"Sending my deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Norb. I knew the Wolters family from when I was a child in Antigo as they were neighbors of my grandparents. In 1959, Rosemary and Norb bought the farm from my grandfather
L.E. Carlson, and made us all so proud of how they kept the home and dairy farm so nice. So many wonderful memories as you all have, too, I?m sure. A grand reunion in Heaven awaits!
May you all find peace and comfort through your faith,
family, and friends.
With loving sympathy,
Valerie Carlson Raisch"
"Peggy and family-- Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Hang onto the memories and find strength in each other. Jeanne and Jim"
"Janet, Julie and Family,
My deepest condolences to all of you on the death of your father. I know how much you loved him and will miss him, and the memories of so many good times will most certainly bring comfort amidst the sadness. Sending hugs and prayers.
Sherri Bagby "
"In his early farming days Norb needed some extra help. As the oldest nephew I was hired to get the cows ready to milk and bail hay. I was a city kid and Uncle Norb taught me a lot and payed me well. Over the years we would relive those early days on the farm and get a good laugh because life on a farm was never dull! Thanks for the memories. Larry"
"Dear Family and Friends of Norbert. I was saddened to learn of the news of Norb's passing. It is no secret that I have always had a special place in my heart for Norb. I treasure his memory and send my personal condolence. Janet (Rosio) Schoblaska"
"So very sorry in your huge loss. I'm thankful for the time spent helping him and Janice. My sincere sympathy. He was a great man"