Norman “Pal” Lee Reince, 82 years, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly a longtime resident of Maplewood, died Monday evening, June 3, 2013, at Golden Living Center/Dorchester.
He was born October 24, 1930, at the family home in Maplewood, the son of Modest Fabian Reince and Elizabeth Rose. Norman graduated from Algoma High School in 1948 and was a very proud member of the Algoma Wolves. He received his BA in Business from St. Norbert College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. Norman worked with the family business the MF Reince Implement until the 1980’s. He farmed in Maplewood and lived there for 35 years. On June 14, 1958, he married Theresa Ann Baudhuin at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with his Uncle Fr. Rose officiating.
Norman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay and VFW Post #3088.
He was a basketball star for Algoma High School. Norman enjoyed hunting, and was a huge sports fan who loved watching ESPN. He was a collector of guns, old cars, Model T’s, an avid reader, and loved history.
Survivors include his dear wife of nearly 55 years, Theresa of Sturgeon Bay; three children, Kevin (Marty) Reince of Edina, MN, Lisa (Rick) Carlson of Maplewood, MN, Todd Reince of Appleton; siblings, Dorothy (Robert) Melchior of Sturgeon Bay, Laverne Eggert of Forestville, and Robert (Fran) Reince of Seal Beach, CA.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Owen (Loretta) Reince, Veronica (Harry) Russell; and brother-in-law, Milton Eggert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Konkol OFM officiating. Burial with full military honors by VFW Post #3088 and U.S. Army will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Huehns Funeral Home and again on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until closing prayers and procession to the church at 10:30 a.m. The Rosary will be prayed at 3:45 p.m. along with the parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at Huehns Funeral Home.
Online condolences and registration may be offered at http://www.huehnsfuneralhome.com/.