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10/27/2012 7:30:00 AM
Norman Braeger

Norman Braeger, age 82, of Rhinelander, died on Oct. 25, 2012, at Wausau Hospital. He was born on Dec. 8, 1929, in Rhinelander, to Milton and Gladys (McGannon) Braeger. Norm attended schools in Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1948. After his schooling, Norm held a number of different jobs which included plumbing and heating, the Rhinelander Paper Company, and then for Musson Brothers. He worked for Mussons for 27 years, retiring in 1999.

Norm was a lifelong member of the First Congregational UCC. He loved railroads and everything to do with railroads. He was a member and former officer of both the Rhinelander Model Railroad Club and the Rhinelander Stamp Club. He would decorate the train for Christmas each year at the Logging Museum.

Norm married Joy Lewis on June 3, 1959, in Rhinelander. Together they embraced Norm's passion by taking numerous railroad trips through the years. Norm also loved the woods. He loved the woods in all seasons, but especially the fall.

Norm is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joy Braeger of Rhinelander; his daughter, Terri (Paul) Baehr of Rhinelander; his four grandchildren, Jennifer Bohn, Hannah, Katie and Gracie Baehr; his two great-grandchildren, Owen and Aubrey Bohn; his daughter-in-law, Donna Braeger of Rhinelander; other family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, David; his parents; his sister, Helen Braeger; and his brother, Walter.

Visitation for Norm will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Carlson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Carlson Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. Chris Hucker officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. A memorial is being established in his name and can be directed to his family. The Carlson Funeral Home, (715) 369-1414/www.carlsonfh.com, is handling the arrangements for the Braeger family.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Article comment by: Bud Mills

Norm Braeger was the nicest, kindest man I ever met. I volunteered with Norm at the Railroad Depot for many years and if it weren't for his hard work and guiding force the depot would not have the model train in the basement and would only have two rooms open upstairs. It was not uncommon for "Sir Norm" to volunteer 40 hours in a week. It was an honor to have known him. My thoughts are with Joy and his family.

Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2012
Article comment by: Nancy Blumreich

Norm was always a fun person to be around. He made me laugh every time he came in the store. He also took wonderful care of his mother and sister. I wish your entire family God's Grace in the days ahead.

Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Article comment by: Daniel & Elvira Stevens

Our deepest sympathies to all the Norman Braeger family.
Norm was a very fine person and will be missed by all.




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