Virgil Norcutt, 89, of Sanborn, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
Visitation and funeral service will be on Saturday morning, April 25, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30, and the Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. with The Rev. Phil Schotzko officiating. Interment will be in the Sanborn City Cemetery and will include Military Honors by Colburn American Legion Post 286.
Virgil Chester Norcutt was born November 14, 1925, in Tracy, to Chester and Hattie (Otto) Norcutt. He attended school through the tenth-grade then graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 2005. Virgil was drafted into the U.S. Army on February 18, 1944. He served in France and Germany during World War II and received the Purple Heart, three bronze battle stars, the Legion of Honor Award, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the American Theater ribbon, the Army of Occupation Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon. Virgil was honorably discharged on May 5, 1946. He was united in marriage to Anna Mae Fox on May, 5, 1951. In the mid ‘50s, the couple moved to Sanborn where Virgil worked for Fox Feed for 28 years. He then worked for L & S Construction until his retirement in the late 80s. Virgil enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing on Cass Lake, and flower gardening, and attained his pilot’s license in 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae; children, Kenyon (Pam) Norcutt of Waconia, Pam (Tom) Schafer of Springfield, Lisa (Kevin) Pfeffer of Savage, and Randy (Brenda) Norcutt of Hutchinson; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister Ruth (John) Logan of Richfield; and sister-in-law, Olga Norcutt of Redwood Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, LaVerne Norcutt; and grandson, Ryan Norcutt.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.