Norman Albert Henry Brockhoff, age 83

Norman Albert Henry Brockhoff, age 83 of Elmwood, passed away Dec. 16, 2020, at Omaha Medical Center following a car accident.

He was born March 16, 1937, to Herman and Letha (Knoop) Brockhoff on the family farm east of Elmwood, where he lived his entire life.

He was baptized April 11, 1937 and was confirmed April 30, 1950, at First Lutheran Church (North Branch) Avoca, where he was a lifelong member.

Norman attended Elmwood Public School graduating in 1956.

During high school he took an active part in school plays and played the drums in the band.

His life was spent farming and raising livestock.

After retirement he worked at the Elmwood Senior Center for ten years. His favorite pastimes were roller skating and dancing,

He also enjoyed visiting with his many friends and relatives.

He never lost his sense of humor and always had a joke to tell.

He is survived by his brother Ralph (Linda) Brockhoff of Avoca, sister-in-law Joann Brockhoff, Syracuse, five nephews Merle (Liz) of Kansas City, Mo., Mark (Julie) of Bellevue, Steve (Leona) of Brighton, Mo., Brian and special friend Paula of Avoca, Alan (Brenda) of Murdock, and one niece Karen (Ron) Schweitzer of Otoe.  He is also survived by six great nieces, one great nephew, one great-great niece, four great-great nephews and many other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Ervin.

A private memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date. A public book signing and visitation  will be 1-8 p.m. with family greeting friends 6-7 pm. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Hammons Family Funeral Chapel in Weeping Water. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to the donor's choice.    

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Posted online on January 05, 2021