Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

Norbert G. Bensch
1950 ~ 2011

Norbert G. Bensch passed away suddenly at his beloved home on February 3, 2011. Norbert was born in Berlin, Germany on March 5, 1950 to Vera H. (Rowley) and Otto Bensch. He was a former firefighter who loved theater and wrote poetry. In later life, he was a school employee representative for the "working guy." Norbert ("What do people call you?" "Uh, Norbert.") sometimes had a gruff exterior, but always a tender heart. He loved mediocre milk chocolate and good music. He was proud of his ability to find money in parking lots. He was good with his hands; a wood worker and gardener who treasured his "white sock" days. Survived by his wife Katherine Fox, his mother, his former wife Brenda Bensch and their children Jennifer and Jeremy; his sister Angela; his grandchildren Amy, David, Marcus, Kevran, and Jaycie; and Katherine's children Leah and Aaron (Cara), and their boys, Cade, Drew, and Josh (Grandpa "Norborg"). We thank the staff at the shock/trauma ICU at IMC, especially Dr. Steven Granger and Becky, for their incredible care during a difficult period. In lieu of flowers, please consider a Red Cross blood donation or a gift to the Humane Society kitties. Viewing: Tues. Feb. 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, and on Wed Feb 9, 11:00-11:45, Yalecrest Ward, 1035 South 1800 East, with service to follow at noon.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on February 6, 2011



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