Obituary: Norman Willard Kiehnau

Dec. 8, 1930 – July 21, 2019 

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Norman W. Kiehnau, 88, of Sturgeon Bay died at his home in Institute.

He was born in the Town of Jacksonport on the farm of his parents, William N. and Lydia Laura (Treichal) Kiehnau. Norman attended Sevastopol High School. In 1951, he was called to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1953. Norman owned and operated Institute Motors for 26 years. He had worked in the Milwaukee area early in his career. He had worked 13 years for Boehlke Chevrolet, then at Russ Darrow as a service manager.

On June 12, 1971, he married Sharon E. (Mueller) Mork at West Jacksonport, and they had 48 blessed years together.

He was a faithful and active member of Bay View Lutheran Church. Norman loved gardening and playing cards with his family and many dear friends. Norman was a member of VFW Post #3088 and served as post commander. He was also a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130. 

Norman is survived by his wife, Sharon; his two children, Todd Kiehnau and Wendy (John) Welch; two stepsons, James (Barb) Mork, David (Lynn) Mork; grandchildren, Maxwell (Ryan) Reeves, Ryan Mork, Andy (Naomi) Mork, Jeremy van Sliedrecht, Anna Mork; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Evie, Max Reeves, Mary Mork; brother, Donald “Butch” (Ruth) Kiehnau; and sister, Mildred “Joey” Radtke.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lydia Kiehnau; five brothers, Harold, Fred “Fritz”, William, Rueben, Leonard “Mike”, Carl, infant brother, Henry; three sisters, Dorothy Perkins, Florence “Dickie” Reagles, and Olive Braley; stepdaughter, Mary Mork; and grandson, Samuel Mork.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 26, at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Pastor Beth Macha. Military honors by the United States Marine Corps with VFW Post #3088 and the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 will follow services at the church. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in West Jacksonport.

Visitation will be 4-8 pm on Thursday, July 25, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church on July 26, 9:30-10:50 am.

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Norman can be shared through his tribute page at 


Bay View Lutheran Church, Property Committee
340 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Tel: 920-743-4705

VFW Post #3088
744 Delaware St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Tel: 920-746-8709

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