August 12, 1930 - July 7, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Luxemburg for Norbert “Norb” A. Koshiol who passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home. He booked an appointment on the big stage in the sky. Rev. Ronald Weyrens and Rev. Marvin Enneking will concelebrate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Sunday, July 10 at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church – Mary Hall in Luxemburg and one hour prior to services on Monday. Parish prayers will be prayed at 3:45PM on Sunday at Mary Hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Norb was born August 12, 1930, in St. Cloud, to Norbert Sr. and Mary (Bach) Koshiol. He married Jacqueline Laudenbach in 1951 in St. Augusta, MN. They farmed the family farm in Luxemburg his entire life and raised eight children. He was very proud of his family and enjoyed watching them work together. Norb’s love for entertaining started at a young age. His main squeeze was playing the accordion. It started with performing nightly at the Blue Blazer with the Western Rhythm Boys in the late 1940’s and continued on throughout his life playing with many local musicians. His last gig was this past April for Bologna Days at the Pearl Lake Lodge. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie; children, Dale (Margie), Kevin (Lynn), Jeffrey, Myles (Joyce), Dean (Amy), Bruce (Kathy), Jeanie (Bob) Massmann, Charlie (Melissa); grandchildren, Michelle, Chad, Steven, Katie, Jamie, Ryan, Adam, Kari, Ted, Zach, Kaleb, Jacob, Emily, Corey, Camille, Eric and Isaac; 12 great grandchildren; siblings, Adeline Weyen, Bert Margotto, Mary Lou Zalewski and Tom Koshiol.

Norb is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Kremers; and daughter in-law, Laurie Koshiol.

A special thank you to the Centracare Hospice team for their gentle care and also to Dave and Clyde for their support and friendship over the years.

Memorials are preferred to Quiet Oaks Hospice or St. Wendelin’s School.