Norbert F. Kirschner

Norbert Frank Kirschner, age 88 of Oldenburg, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at the Heritage House in Greensburg.  The son of Mike and Estella (Bruns) Kirschner was born on June 6, 1932 in Oldenburg on the farm where he lived his whole life.

Norb was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1955. He married Ellen Hartman on August 17, 1957.  He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg, the VFW Post #3183 in Batesville and the Brookville American Legion #77.

Norb was an electrician and plumber for more than 40 years. He and his brother Carl started Kirschner Bros. Electric in Brookville. Norb also worked the family farm in Oldenburg. He always enjoyed getting together with family to fry chicken and drink a beer. Most recently his favorite thing though was spending time and interacting with his grandkids and great grandkids.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Ellen; daughters, Sharon (Joe) Meier, Rosie Slagle, Susan (Greg) Unkrich, Melissa (Carey) Jacobs and son, Gerry (Lesa); 12 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Carl and granddaughter, Elizabeth Unkrich.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 3-7pm at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville and from 9:30-10:30am on Monday at Holy Family Church.  Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30am on Monday, May 24th at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Fr. Carl Langenderfer officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Family Cemetery with graveside military honors conducted by the Ripley County VFW Post #3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.

Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family Window Fund, masses or the Batesville VFW by bringing to services or mailing to: Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.

You are welcome to leave a message on www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Norb’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.


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