Joseph Anthony Nortmann, 94, of Hiawatha, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Washington State. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids by the Rev. Beverly Thompson-Travis. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with military rites.
Survivors include two sons, Gary (Bunliep) Nortmann of Cedar Rapids and Edward (Virginia) Nortmann of Silverdale, Wash.; three grandchildren, Mark, Eric and Trevor Nortmann; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, Mary Helen Thompson; and two brothers, George (Ozzie) Nortmann and John Nortmann.
Joseph was born March 1, 1917, the son of Anthony and Mary (O’Sullivan) Nortmann in Coralville, where he attended school. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and Korea. On Feb. 24, 1947, he married Sybil Kenney in Cedar Rapids. She died Oct. 20, 2005. Joseph worked for Iowa Electric, retiring in 1982.
Joseph was a member of American Legion in Coralville, VFW in Coralville, and Marine Corps Raider Association.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Fund.