Norbert Norman Neugebauer was born October 5, 1926 on the family homestead to Ernest and Bertha (Herbst) Neugebauer. Norbert was the youngest of thirteen children and was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Dimock. He attended elementary school at Baker 42, near the family farm. After completing the 8th grade, he helped run the family farm along with his brothers. In 1945 he was inducted in the US Army during WWII as a German interpreter and was a member of the 147th Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged in 1947.
On September 11, 1948 he married Betty Rose Baier. They took over the family farm and together raised five children. The farming operation included raising pigs, stock cows, dairy cows and farming the land. He also sold seed corn for Asgrow Seed Company. Norbert was always known for his kind and generous nature; a neighbor always received help from him if they were in need.
Norbert was a self taught accordion player, loved music and telling funny stories. He also had a love for animals and had many favorites. Norbert was a member of the American Legion, Farmers Union, St. John’s Lutheran Church and had served on the church board and Baker 42 school board. Norbert’s wife, Betty, passed away in 1998 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He is survived by his five children: Tom and wife, Deb of Mitchell, Darrel and Dale of Mount Vernon, Bev and husband, Charlie Hoenke of Parkston, and Colleen and husband, Doug Stegenga of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren: Mike and wife, Jamie Neugebauer of Houston, TX, Robin and husband, Russ Schuelke of Hills, MN, Anne and husband, Corey Maxwell of Sibley, IA, Tim Neugebauer and special friend, Heather Park of Albuquerque, NM, Emily and Abbey Stegenga, Sioux Falls, SD; five great-grandchildren: Ella and Avery Neugebauer, Kaden and Kaylee Maxwell and Max Scheulke. Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his twelve siblings.