Norbert W. Heuel, 88, of Riverside, died July 29, 2013 at Hinsdale Hospital.
Mr. Heuel, the son of Clarence and Lillian (nee McCarthy) Heuel, was born in Chicago and grew up in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side. He attended St. Patrick’s Academy, then located on the Near West Side, for high school and then enrolled at St. Mary University in Winona, Minn.
His studies were interrupted by World War II, and he served in the U.S. Navy. A member of the Navy’s V-12 College Training Program, Mr. Heuel was commissioned an ensign and served on a supply ship in the South Pacific.
Mr. Heuel was discharged from the Navy in 1945 and returned to St. Mary’s to finish his bachelor’s degree. He then attended Loyola University in Chicago and obtained his master’s degree in industrial relations, beginning a long career in the human resources field.
He worked for a variety of firms, including the Joanna Western Mills Co., Alberto Culver and National Can Co. His final position was as director of human resources at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, retiring in 1990.
The Heuel family initially moved from Chicago to Brookfield in 1952. In June 1959, the family moved to Riverside, where Mr. Heuel would remain.
Locally, Mr. Heuel was active as a Little League coach and over at St. Mary Parish, where he served as the Cub Scout master of Pack 92 and as a member of the St. Mary Holy Name Society.
Following the death of his wife in 1992, Mr. Heuel became active in the parish’s bereavement group for many years.
Mr. Heuel was the husband of the late Patricia Heuel (nee Ayotte); the father of Terence M. (Mary Denise) Heuel, Timothy N. (Lynne) Heuel, Daniel J. Heuel, Jeffrey D. (Judith) Heuel, Mary Cheryl (Michael) Waters and the late Kathleen A. (Lawrence) Flam; the grandfather of Jennifer Heuel, Jessica Heuel, Julianne Heuel, Rachel Heuel, Daniel Flam, Sarah Waters, Thomas Waters, Kayla Flam and Jason Flam; the brother of Mariclare (the late Charles) Adams; and the uncles to many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 2 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Arrangements were handled by Riverside Funeral Directors, the Original Kuratko Family.