Norman Burgoyne, 84, of Weston passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital under the comfort care of hospice services, with his wife of 60 years by his side.
He was born June 13, 1937 in the town of Easton, Wisconsin to the late Ervin and Sadie (Barden) Burgoyne. He attended school in Wausau and graduated from Wausau High School.
On July 29, 1961 he married Mathilda “Mattie” Heise at Grace Evangelical and Reform Church in Wausau, WI and together raised their three children.
Norman worked for G & B Produce and in 1986 started, owned, and operated Burgoyne’s Toilet Rental and Septic Service, INC until 1999 when he sold to his son.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to Sturgeon Bay with his son and cousins for salmon fishing. He loved going snowmobiling and taking his family camping and traveling across the United States, especially in Tennessee, Florida and going to visit his brother and sister-in-law in Georgia. He was a soft-hearted man who will be greatly missed.
Norman loved his family and grandchildren very much and loved to play little jokes all the time on them especially the grandchildren. He loved going to their ball games and other sporting events. When the grand kids were small, he played Santa Clause many times and loved to wrap their gifts with duct tape, so it took longer to open. Norman loved to watch the Green Bay Packers and WI Badgers. He also enjoyed watching old movies such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Texas Ranger, and wrestling. He loved going out to eat especially at the Pizza Ranch and always had to have a root beer float for dessert. Most important to him was his family. He loved it when they came over and he tried so hard to help them even at the end.
Norman is survived by his wife, Mattie; children, Cindy Nooyen of Weston, Wanda Heinzen of Weston, and Brian (Angie) Burgoyne of Ringle; grandchildren, Leigh (Alexander Heinecke) Nooyen, Tyler Heinzen, Melissa Burgoyne, Travis Heinzen and Megan Burgoyne; siblings, Gerald (Kathy) Burgoyne and Dale (Jean) Burgoyne; in-laws, Gaylon (Shirley) Heise and Ronald Heise; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Suzanne Burgoyne; niece, Lisa Heise; in-laws, Lawrence (Freida) Heise; brother-in law, Charles Heise and sister-in-law, Elaine (Art) Steidinger.
A special thank you to Bill and Marge Tice for all their love, support and help they gave when Norman was sick, also to friend, Kevin Krejci and brother, Gaylon Heise for all the help and rides to Marshfield. It truly was appreciated, God Bless you all.
Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, August 30 at Brainard Funeral Home of Weston – Everest Chapel. Funeral will be 11:00am Tuesday, August 31 at Brainard Funeral Home of Weston, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park of Wausau. www.BrainardFuneral.com
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