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
7 PM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home
10 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo
Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo
Boulger Funeral Home
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.