Norbert ‘Norby’ Ira, 87

Dec. 18, 1931 —
Sept. 12, 2019
Fort Atkinson - Norbert L. “Norby” Ira, age 87, of rural Fort Atkinson, Iowa, died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, with Father Aaron Junge officiating. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in West Concord, Minn. at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Norbert Ira was born on Dec. 18, 1931, in Winneshiek County, Iowa south of Protivin. He was the son of Jerome and Adella (Michalec) Ira. He was a 1950 graduate of Rudolphinum High School in Protivin. 
Norbert served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. Upon completing his tour of duty, he farmed his parent’s farm. On Jan. 20, 1968, Norbert was united in marriage to Lyla Meyer in Zumbrota, Minn. He was a member of Tri County American Legion Post #605 Protivin. He enjoyed reading, bowling and working with his Oliver tractors.
Norbert is survived by his wife, Lyla; a brother, Norman (Laura) Ira of West Salem, Wis.; niece and nephews, Michelle, Michael and Mark; brothers-in-law, Jerome Meyer of West Concord, Darrel Meyer of Zumbrota, Michael (Brenda) Meyer of Zumbrota and Roger Hinrich of Zumbrota; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Meyer of Goodhue, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Adella; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Dennis) Grant, Barbara Hinrich and Irma Meyer; and brother-in-law, Lyle Meyer.
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