Norbert Henry Wermers was born April 20, 1929 at Ethan, SD to Tony and Margaret (Muntefering) Wermers. He grew up attending Tobin #18 country school near Ethan and also attended school in Herron Lake, MN. He served in the US Navy and on February 14, 1948 he married DeLoris “Donna” Youngstrom in San Diego, CA. In 1950 they returned to South Dakota and he was employed by Kuypers Construction in Mitchell. He became a masonry contractor and in 1969 formed M & W Masonry with Dick Mackey. He retired in 1982. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the International Union of Brick Layers and the Catholic Foresters.
He is survived by one son, Mike Wermers and wife, Sue of Mitchell, SD; two grandsons: Dusty Wermers of Lakeville, MN and Darin Wermers of Los Angeles, CA; three brothers: Alvin and wife, Jeanette of Mitchell, SD, Don and wife, Verla of Madison, WI and Robert and wife, Marlene of Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters: Loretta Cain of Parkston, SD and Delores Hanson of Apache Junction, AZ; a sister-in-law, Ruth and husband, Rev. Ray Holter of Grand Rapids, MN and a brother-in-law, Glen “Bud” and wife, Velores Youngstrom of Mitchell, SD and numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, DeLores, a son, Mark Wermers, a brother, Alfred, two brothers-in-law, Art Cain and Bob Hanson and four nephews.