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Norbert Sitter

August 14, 1923 - March 04, 2011


5-7 PM Monday, March 7, 2011 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo - and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Tuesday

Prayer Service:

7 PM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

10 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo


Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Norbert Sitter

August 14, 1923 - March 04, 2011


Norbert passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo at the age of 87.

Norbert Albert Sitter was born on August 14, 1923 to Albert and Louise (Sperka) Sitter in Oshkosh, WI.  He attended Sacred Heart Academy until the 8th grade and graduated from Oshkosh High School.  After graduation, he worked for 2 years at Olson Transfer out of Green Bay, WI in the Oshkosh branch.  He then worked for Greyhound Bus Lines out of Chicago, IL and was transferred to Fargo in 1944.  He was there for two years before he took a position with Dwyer Transport and worked for them from 1946-1968.  The company was sold and Norbert was employed with Midwest Motor Express until his retirement in 1986.  Norbert married Pearlene Middaugh on November 16, 1946 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, ND. 

Norbert was active in the Knights of Columbus, achieving the office of Faithful Navigator in the 4th degree, Teamsters #116, and the Eagles.  He and Pearlene did a lot of traveling.  Highlights include Hawaii, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, and Italy-where they had an audience with Pope John Paul.  Time spent with the family and at the lake was his greatest joy. 

He is survived by his wife, Pearlene; his daughter, Susan (Bradley) Bagge of Golden Valley, MN; his son, Steven (Debra) Sitter of Williams Bay, WI; his six grandchildren:  Jocelyn (William) Schmidt, Jonathon (Stephanie) Bagge, Courtney Bagge, Matthew Bagge, Caitlin and Jamie Sitter; his two great grandchildren, Sydney Rachel Bagge and Otto Albert Schmidt; and his brother, Elmer (Marilyn) Sitter of Oconomowoc, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters: Alberta Lantrip, Mary Jane Stokes, and an infant sister. 


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  1. Roger & Joan Schraufek says:

    Detroit Lakes Mn.Roger and I were so saddened to hear of Norbert’s passing. We were in Minneapolis and were unaware of the news till we heard at Mass Ash Wednesday. Unfortunately we were unable to make the funeral. We have found memories of Norbert as he was actively involved and a role model of his Catholic Faith to all of us. He will be leaving a beautiful legacy to his children and grandchildren. We are very greatful to have traveled with he and Pearline to Fatima, Lourdes and Rome on a wonderful Pilgrimage. We feel very blessed to have known both of you and hope, God willing, we will all be together in Heaven.
    God Bless and Mary Keep You,
    Roger & Joan

  2. Margery Wigdahl Koster says:

    Walnut MSSue: Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of your father…I have lots of good memories of time spent at the lake and at your house, your parents and Stevie. I know this is a difficult time for you all…I wish I could be there to help celebrate the life of Your Dad…In sincere sympathy…

    Margery Wigdahl Koster………..

  3. Dee (Dee Dee) Olson says:

    Osage MN
    Susan: I read of your Dad’s passing and just want to give you my sincere sympathy. Seems no matter what the age or health condition, it is so very difficult to lose a Dad. May the memories you have give you comfort through this difficult time and in the future. God bless you Sue and your entire family.

    Your St. Mary’s classmate:

    Dee Dee Doyle (Dee Olson)

  4. Dan Vick says:

    Manlius New YorkAunt Pearlene, Susan, and Steve:

    Our sincerest condolences and we wish we could be there with you. Uncle Jack always had a smile on his face and I have very warm memories of him.

    God Bless him and God Bless all of you!


    Dan and Anne Marie,
    Juliette and Charlotte

  5. DeeJae (Rodunce) Harlow says:

    Sandy Lake MBSue and family,
    Sorry to read of the passing of your father.

  6. Bud and Julie Johnson says:

    To Jack’s Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jack was such a wonderful man. We’ll always remember his smile and the pride he took in each member of his family.

    You are in our prayers,
    Bud and Julie

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