Norbert E. Lero, 87, St. Paul, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the emergency room at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born June 2, 1924 at Piqua, a son of Joseph and Anna Collins Lero. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II.
He married Norene M. Beller on Jan. 27, 1950. She preceded him in death on April 7, 1991.
They lived in Shawnee from 1950 until he moved to St. Paul in 1992.
He married Elizabeth Ann Born on June 1, 1996 in St. Paul. She survives, of the home.
He worked as a metal finisher for the General Motors Corporation.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul, the Retired United Auto Workers, and the American Legions in Kansas City and Shawnee.
He loved being with his family and he enjoyed camping, boating, and fishing.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Elizabeth, of the home, are sons Patrick Norbert Lero of Forest Park, Ga., Paul Allen Lero, Shawnee, Edward Martin Lero and his wife, Shirlee, St. Paul, Leonard Joseph Lero and his wife, Denyse, Shawnee, Michael Thomas Lero and his wife, Janet, Shawnee; daughter Margaret “Peggy” Lero, Frontenac; stepson Tommy Corley and his wife, Shelley, Arma; stepdaughter Tammy Moody and her husband, Mark, Farlington; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Jurgensmeier, St. Paul, Annie Eaton, St. Paul, Evelyn Mosier, McClouth, Sr. Agnes Lero, Chanute, and Claire Rees, Cherokee.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph, Meryl, and Thomas Lero, and a sister, Sr. Margaret Lero.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul with Fr. Thomas Leland as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul with military honors provided by the Carter-Norris Post No. 116, American Legion of St. Paul.
The Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Monday at St. Francis Church where the family will receive friends following the Rosary. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and these may be left at the church or the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 403 N Main, St. Paul, 66771.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com