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Norbert M. Dardis – Obituary

Name: Norbert M. Dardis

Age: 87

Born: 04-12-1933

Died: 12-16-2020

*Private* St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota

Funeral Service Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/zbYOmw86QOc
Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Norbert M. Dardis, age 87, of St. Joseph, who passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the Annandale Care Center in Annandale. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Falls. A celebration of Norb’s Life will be held at a later date. 
Norbert was born on April 12, 1933 to Charles and Josephine “Gertie” (Moliter) Dardis in Milroy, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Dolores A. Weinzetl on February 6, 1954 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie, Minnesota. Shortly after their marriage, Norb was deployed to West Germany where he honorably served his country in the United States Army as a Cook. For most of his professional career, Norb worked for Great Plains Supply as a Lumberyard Manager, eventually retiring after 25 plus years of service. Norb also spent time as a consultant for Berscheid Builders in St. Cloud. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, the St. Joseph American Legion Post #328 and the Knights of Columbus Council #7507. Norb enjoyed giving of his time and talents by volunteering for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the St. Joseph Catholic School and the Knights of Columbus. 

Norb was a loving husband and father. He was an eclectic man who enjoyed cooking meals, baking pies, going fishing and watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He was an accomplished carpenter and constructed homes and furniture for his family. Norb also enjoyed telling and writing stories and going on road trips across the country with his family; trips he insisted be taken in the car so that you could “see more” on the drive. 
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Dolores; children, Christine (Neil) Paumen of Maple Lake and Nicole Dardis of Shoreview; sisters, Alita Lenertz and twin sister, Nora McCoy; sister-in-law, Therese Dardis, pseudo-daughter, Mary (Mark) Simon and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  
Norb is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Donald (Shirley), and Linus; sister, Norma (Ray) Traen; and brothers-in-law, Lawrence Lenertz and Robert McCoy.
A special thank you to the staff of the Annandale Care Center for their loving and compassionate care of Norb this past year.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimers Association, the Wounded Warrior Project or the St. Joseph American Legion Post #328.

Guestbook for Norbert M. Dardis

Janelle ( Weinzetl ) Smith
, Niece
December 22, 2020, 3:40 am
Delores, Chris and Nichole, so very sorry to hear about uncle Norbert. Remember to tell the stories you loved the most.
Marilyn Wurm
, Cousin of Christines Husband
December 21, 2020, 11:19 pm
Chris and Neil My sympathy's to your family. I remember him well when they lived in our community. Marilyn
Marissa Brinkman
, Extended family
December 20, 2020, 12:54 am
I will never forget the first time Norb took me to the basement to show us “something”. It was the first time I’d been to their house and after trying to remember my name a few times he asked me what my middle name was. I told him it was Ann. He called me that the rest of the visit. Josh and I got a kick out of it and to this day, Josh will call me Ann every now and then. Norb was a truly special and beautiful kind of person.
Doug & Valerie Weinzetl
, Nephew
December 19, 2020, 7:03 pm
Delores, Chris & Nicole and family. Am sorry to hear of the passing of uncle Norbert. We will keep you in our prayers in the weeks ahead. Psalm 23; The Lord is our Shepherd
Marvin and ilene Schmitt
, Friend
December 19, 2020, 3:19 pm
Miss Norb and his great sense of humor. He tried teaching me to make pies to no avail. We have been neighbors for a long time at Kraemer Lake. He did some excellent carpentry work for us. He will be missed.
Harold & Marilyn Brinkman
, friend/neighbor
December 19, 2020, 2:11 pm
We'll miss Norb. He was a fun neighbor and a good story-teller. He helped us build our deck and when finished he said, "It's so stable, you can drive a truck over it and it won't collapse."
Diane (Lenertz) Knakmuhs
, Niece
December 19, 2020, 12:40 pm
Our deepest sympathy to Delores, Chris & Nicole and families, on your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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