Rich Norgard, age 71, of Wisner, Nebraska

Rich Norgard, age 71, of Wisner, Nebraska
August 5, 1950 - September 22, 2021
Rich Norgard, age 71, of Wisner, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Christ in Wisner, NE. Interment will be in the Crawford Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family to be placed in the Norgard Scholarship for Wisner-Pilger graduates seeking a Health Professional degree. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner in charge of arrangements.

Richard Paul Norgard was born on August 5, 1950 in Crawford, NE to Lorenzo and Norma (Hansen) Norgard.  He graduated from Crawford High School in 1968 as the Class Valedictorian.  Rich attended Chadron State College for 2 years before attending the University Of Nebraska College Of Pharmacy, where he was the President of his graduating class in 1973.

On June 9, 1973, he was united in marriage to Ann Buddenberg at the Banner Methodist Church, rural Gothenburg, NE.  Rich was employed at the Pender Apothecary until the couple purchased the Wisner Pharmacy on September 1, 1980.  For 35 years, he cared for his community until his retirement in 2015.

Rich was a member of the Wisner United Methodist Church of Christ, serving in various capacities, was a member of Wisner Rescue for 10 years, and was very involved in the Wisner Community.  Rich loved being outdoors, whether it was on the annual Labor Day Canoe Trip down the Snake River, or riding and later promoting the Pine Ridge Enduro.  He loved organizing and playing tennis on Wednesday evenings, and enjoyed watching Husker and Wisner-Pilger Gator athletics.  He was extremely proud of being from Crawford and Pine Ridge area.

Survivors include-
Wife-Ann Norgard of Wisner, NE

Nick Norgard of Kansas City, MO
Greg and Jenny Norgard of Ft. Collins, CO and children-Jaxon, Keegan, and Kalia
Sheridan and Lauren Norgard of Georgia and sons-Charlie and Jack
Kay Norgard of Georgia

John and Elsie Norgard of Alabama
Teri Hlava of Lincoln, NE
Roy and Donna Norgard of Crawford, NE
Rich is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents-Lorenzo and Norma Norgard.