Norman J. Marty, age 82, of Cascade, passed away peacefully late Wednesday evening, December 28, 2016, at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan falls where he was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Jefferson, WI on August 22, 1934, son of the late Matthias Albert and Monica Ilene (Davenport) Marty.

Norm’s family moved to Lake Mills, WI before settling in Monticello, WI. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1952.

On June 6, 1959 he married Barbara Etter at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle, WI. Following their marriage they lived in Monroe, WI where Norm utilized his masters cheese makers license (including being license #13 in the State of WI for Limburger cheese) at the Chalet Cheese factory. They then moved to Dubuque, IA, where he made cheese at Brookside Dairy. The couple later moved to Argyle, WI and farmed for 12 years before moving to Cascade. While living in Cascade, he made cheese before working at Kohler Co. for 25 years until retirement.

Norm loved his workshop, making many bird houses and feeders which he donated to many various charities. He also loved making pickles of all kinds and his yearly batch of sauerkraut.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

Norm was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. He and Barb traveled all over the United States on coach trips which they truly enjoyed, and for their 50th wedding anniversary, they went on an Alaskan cruise.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Barb of Cascade; Four children: Monica “Nickie” Marty of Cascade, Michael Marty of Elkhart, IN, Patricia (James) Voigt of the Town of Greenbush, and Matthew (Zina) Marty of Plymouth; Seven grandchildren: Tyler (Tiffany) Voigt of Raleigh, NC, Jacob Voigt (special companion: Anna DeGroff) of Waldo, Samantha Marty of Middlebury, IN, Emily Marty of Plymouth, Zachary Marty of Elkhart, IN, Kari (Tony) Capelle of Plymouth, and Lance Corporal Adam Spradau stationed in Japan; One brother: David (Alice) Marty of Mobile, AL; One sister-in-law: Frances (Terry) Schultz of Oneida, WI; and One brother-inlaw:

Jerry Wittenwyler of Beloit, WI.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, brother: Marvin Marty, and sister: Joyce Wittenwyler.

Following Norm’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday evening (January 3, 2017) at 6:00 P.M. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Father Dennis Van Beek will officiate. Inurnment will be in St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday (Jan. 3) from 4:00 P.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Norman’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the staff at Pine Haven Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Kumar and his staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice, and all the friends and neighbors for the love, care, and compassion given to Norman and their family.

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