Norbert J. Koenigsfeld, 84
Norbert J. Koenigsfeld, age 84 of New Hampton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Mercy North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City, with his family by his side.
A private family funeral will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert officiating.
Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Norbert “Norb” was born Sept. 6, 1936, the son of Leo and Susan (Schmitz) Koenigsfeld on the family farm in rural Chickasaw County.
He attended and graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School in Ionia. While in high school, Norb made egg cases for Ionia Produce.
After completing his education, he worked for Hydrotile in Nashua and began his lifelong farming career with his father.
In 1958, Norb was united in marriage to Loretta Cleveland at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia. The couple made their home on a family farm near New Hampton where they welcomed their children — Laura, Mark, Sandra, Karen and Norbert Paul.
Norb spent 30-plus years working for Oliver/White Farm in Charles City as a supervisor until 1993 when the plant closed and finished his working career alongside his son, Mark, at MK Design Builders.
In retirement, Norb and Loretta remained on their farm. He enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing and putting puzzles together.
His family was his pride and joy.
He was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 62 years, Loretta Koenigsfeld of New Hampton; his children, Laura (Dave) Severson of Denver, Mark (Renee) Koenigsfeld of Charles City, Sandra (Randy) Malley of Rochester, Minnesota, Karen (Mark) Sturm of Cedar Falls, and Norbert Paul (Tina) Koenigsfeld of Solon; his 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Mary (Will) Puettmann of Little Cedar, Florence Tilkes of Ionia, Alvin (Thelma) Koenigsfeld of Missouri, Jim (Jan) Koenigsfeld of Ionia, and Joe (Linda) Koenigsfeld of Ionia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Frank; and two grandchildren, Wolfgang and Orion.