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Van Der Heyden - Norbert J.


Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
Posted in Obituaries

Norbert J. Van Der Heyden, 81, of Belvidere, Ill., formerly of Cresco, died December 26, 2003 at Northwoods Healthcare Center in Belvidere following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Cresco and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. In April 1967, he married Betty Birtwistle in Belvidere. After his military discharge, he worked for Balk Lime and Ready Mix in Cresco, then owned a trucking business in Cresco, and after moving to Belvidere, was employed by Chrysler Corp. for 36 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and United Auto Workers Local 1268.

Survivors include two brothers, Elmer and Roger, both of Rochester; and a sister, Evelyn Gibbs of Chester, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters.

The funeral for Norbert J. Van Der Heyden was December 31, 2003 at Assumption Worship Center in Cresco. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco. Conway Funeral Home in Cresco was in charge of arrangements.

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