November 1, 1946— November 26, 2021


WILTON - Norbert Joseph Leis, 75, of rural Wilton, WI, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, peacefully at his home farm. Norbert was born November 1, 1946, to Norbert Sr. and Ester (Suhr) Leis in Wilton.

   Norbert started his life being raised on his parent’s dairy farm of 68 years. Life on the farm was very special to him. He graduated from Royall High school in 1965. Then marrying his wife Celesta in 1971, and then raised six children together. The whole family enjoyed raising and showing Belgian draft horses. As a family they exhibited the horses at the Monroe County Fair and Elroy Fair.

   He was also very dedicated to his career of 38 years at Toro in Tomah. Also working for the township of Wilton. Norbert was recently the fair book dedicated for 2021 at the Elroy Fair. He was a longtime friend and fair board member of the beloved Elroy Fair. He loved seeing his grand children find a love for the fair like himself. Throughout his years he loved to tinker with his tractors and farm equipment, farm the land, and spend time with his grand children and great-grand children. He will be missed by many.

   He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Celesta, 6 children and spouses, 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, 2 sisters, other relatives and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents

   A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12 Noon at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Kendall.  Pastor Jacob Limpert will officiate. Burial will be at the Dorset Valley Cemetery.

   Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. 

   Online condolences may be sent to  The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home of Kendall is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Smith-Nelson Funeral Home