PINE RIVER -- Norbert Stehr, age 89, of Pine River, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River. Born June 25, 1914, in St. Paul to Paul and Rose (Becker) Stehr.
Norbert married Beth Smith on June 4, 1941. They farmed east of Backus most of their life. When Beth became ill, he was her devoted caregiver for many years until her death in 1999.
He is survived by his son, Donald Stehr (Margo) of Backus; daughter, Mary Jane Peterson, Pine River; grandchildren Stephen, David and Chad (Monica); great-grandchildren Rachel, Stephanie, Megan, Reid and Summer; many nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth, parents, one brother, George, and two sisters, Rosella and Luella.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pine River with Father Bruce Engen officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Backus. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. with rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River. Arrangements by Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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