ONAMIA -- Norbert Dehler, 62, Onamia, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born March 31, 1937, in Buckman Township, in Morrison County, to Raymond and Helen "Hartman" Dehler. In 1944, the family moved to a farm near Lake Wilson, where he grew up and attended country school. He served in the Navy. He married Faye J. A. Thomas on June 14, 1959, in St. James Lutheran Church in Holland, Minn. They lived in Marshall where he farmed and worked as an auto mechanic until June 1967. They purchased a farm southeast of Onamia in 1967. He worked as an auto mechanic at the Ford dealership in Milaca from 1967 to 1977. He continued to farm until his sudden death. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia.
Survivors include his wife: three sons, Scott Dehler, Isle, Daryl and Marlo Dehler, both at home; seven daughters, Cindy and Linette Dehler, both at home, Yvonne Sell and Elaine Dehler, both of Ogilvie, Roxane Kollar, Milaca, Michele Davis, Richmond, Va., and Marion Dehler, Roseville; two sisters, Audrey Knutson and Carol Jacobson, both of Marshall; and 10 grandchildren.
His parents, a brother, Dennis Dehler, and a sister, Marilyn Wolfwinkle, died earlier.
Services were 11 a.m. today at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia.
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