Obituary of Nora Feirtag
Norma Jean ‘Nora’ Feirtag
Nora, age 89, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at her home. She was born Nov. 1, 1930 to Clyde Nelson and Lillian Josephine (Porter) Root, Sr., in Greenfield, Wisconsin. She married Eugene Feirtag, on Jul. 13, 1965 in Waukegan, Illinois.
Nora was a musician and played guitar, sang and yodeled. She opened shows for some of the country greats like Marty Robbins, Jean Shepard, and Hank Snow. She played a variety of places in the Milwaukee and Green Bay areas. Her favorite place to play, though, was at family get-togethers with her children. She was a quilter and enjoyed making quilts for her family and friends. She also made heirloom quilts from wedding dresses and was published in the Creative Quilting magazine. She taught ‘You Can Make a Quilt’ classes to pass on her knowledge of quilting.
Nora was proceeded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Nancy Anne Witt; two sisters, Betty Turner and Ruth Chambers; and one brother, Gerald Root. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; children: Dennis & Vicki Witt, Marla (Witt) Ross, Bruce & Wendy Witt, Sandra (Witt) & Harold Schroeder, Ryan & Cindy Witt, Kirby Witt, Nedra (Feirtag) Nichols, and Travis & Julie Feirtag. 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. One sister, Anilee McGill and one brother, Clyde Root, Jr.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson. Friends may call from 12:00-1:00 until the time of service.
A special thank you to Rainbow Hospice for the amazing care and compassion they showed Nora and her family.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nora Feirtag, please visit Tribute Store