Norman J. Sengbusch

August 25, 1926 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Norman Sengbusch Obituary

Norman Jerome Sengbusch, 97, went to be with God on Monday, January 21, 2024.  Norman was born August 25, 1926, to the late Hugo and Esther (Brugge) Sengbusch in Manitowoc.  He grew up in Denmark, becoming a farm hand and a mechanic. Norm served in the US Army Air Corps in WWII, spending time on Luzon Island, Philippines. He worked on rebuilding the runway strips with the help of prisoners who cooperated with him, as he treated them humanely. 

On October 11, 1947, Norm was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marcella Anna Jensen, sharing almost 60 years of married life together.  Norman was employed by Thilmany Pulp and Paper for almost 40 years, retiring as a #10 machine tender. He was a member of their Quarter Century Club.  Norman loved playing cribbage, especially on the day he had the perfect hand.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and vacationing around the states visiting relatives.   Over the decades, he volunteered at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve; 1000 Islands Nature Center - especially making maple syrup; the Cub Scouts as a Cubmaster.  Norm was a proud 75-year member of the Denmark American Legion Post 363.  He enjoyed spending time with Maddy Nooyen his “Legion great granddaughter” along with her mom Debra.  As a member of the Denmark VFW Post 6705, he spent time with his Godson Bill Enz and great nephew Dan Enz.  Norman enjoyed being known as the “Candy Man” to many, even strangers as he felt joy in sharing a treat with people.

Norman will be sadly missed by his children: Cheryl (LeRoy) Johnson, Wayne (Mary Van De Hey) Sengbusch, Wendy (Don Mielke) Yingling, Scott (Kathy Bragg) Sengbusch. Grandchildren: Ben Johnson, Amy (Richard) McGuinness, LeRoy Johnson II, Mike (Season Comstock) Sengbusch, Randy (Ashley) Sengbusch, Desiree’ (Andy) Keller, Christopher (Kirby Pezley) Yingling, Sara (Jason Johnson) Yingling, Scott Sengbusch II, and David Rice. Great grandchildren: Mary, Hayden, Tristan, Sophia, Garrett, Sienna, Caleb, Sara, Brett, Christopher, and Ranier. His sister Bonnie Klinzing. Godchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.  Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marcy, children: Norman Jr., and Eugene Norman; son-in-law Jay Yingling; brothers: Ralph, Roy (Shirley), Kenwood; brother-in-law Loren Klinzing.  Marcy’s Parents: Henry (Minnie Hansen) Jensen. Her siblings: Roy (Grace) Jensen, Earl (Emily) Jensen, Viola (Hank) Gauthier, Florence Enz, Lloyd Jensen, and Addie (Art) Heinkel. 

The funeral service for Norman will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna.  A time of visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Verkuilen Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr, Kaukauna, and at church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Norman’s name.

The family is expressing a special thanks to the St. Paul Home and Hospice Program staff for the care and compassion they showed Norm and his family. For online condolences please visit 

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February 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Verkuilen - Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home - Kaukauna
2401 Fieldcrest Drive
Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130

February 3, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Immanuel United Church of Christ
510 Sullivan Ave.
Kaukauna, WI 54130

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Immanuel United Church of Christ
510 Sullivan Ave.
Kaukauna, WI 54130


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