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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Willard 'Willie' G. Norton, 55, Muscatine, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Unity Hospital.

Graveside services are 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.

Visitation is 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton.

Mr. Norton was born on July 12, 1946, in Muscatine, the son of Corwin and Catherine Zimmerman Norton. He married Mary Lea Kellenberger in 1967.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, softball, bowling, demolition derby and dancing.

Survivors include his mother, Catherine Norton of Muscatine; two daughters, Tracie Tucker and her husband, Joseph, and Lisa Harris and her husband, Richard, all of Davenport; a son, Mark Norton and his wife, Melissa, of Cedar Falls; four grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Ann Emery of Davenport and Judy Jens and Grace Cole and her husband, Denny, all of Muscatine; and a brother, Griff Norton of Wilton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Corwin Norton and a brother, Dean Norton.
BETTENDORF, Iowa -- Lucy McClean Norton, 92, Bettendorf, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Manorcare Health Services, Davenport.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Private family entombment will be in the mausoleum at Oakdale Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Development Fund at First Presbyterian Church, Davenport.

Mrs. Norton was born on Jan. 25, 1911, in Muscatine County, the daughter of John F. and Sadie Gray McClean. She married Paul N. Norton on May 25, 1935, in Andover, Ill. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1984.

In addition to being a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a schoolteacher for three years in Muscatine County and church schoolteacher and superintendent of the Junior Department at First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of U.P.W., P.E.O. Chapter JS and Hannah Caldwell Chapter, DAR. She presented flags to new citizens at the naturalization ceremonies in Davenport. She volunteered at various church and community activities.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Norton Parker and her husband, Stephen, of DeKalb, Ill.; two sons, John E. Norton and his wife, Janet, of Moline, Ill., and Nile P. Norton and his wife, Sarah, of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and a sister.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. -- Miriam S. Norton, 45, Glen Ellyn, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at her home.

A reception will follow the services at the church in Glen Ellyn. After the graveside services, a second reception will be held at the United Methodist Church, Wilton. Local services are being conducted by the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James the Apostle Church.

Mrs. Norton was born Sept. 12, 1959, in Dubuque, the daughter of Ray and Terese Reicher. She married Donald L. Norton Sept. 14, 1990.

She was raised in Dyersville and graduated from Beckman High School. She later graduated from St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

She was an active member of St. James the Apostle, Glen Ellyn, and was an avid golfer and snow skier.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Jacob and Katherine, both at home; her parents, Ray and Therese Reicher of Dyersville; her siblings, Becky Willenborg and husband Ric of Dyersville, Marty Wydert and husband Jerry of Dubuque, Chris Reicher and wife Patti of St. Cloud, Minn., Sara Muntz and husband Tom of St. Croix Falls, Wis., Rachel Gooder and husband Mike of Cresco, Ted Reicher and wife Ann of Davenport and Zac Reicher and wife Kim of Lafayette, Ind.
ALEDO, Ill. -- Dona Mae Norton, 85, formerly of Joy, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo.

The Rev. Richard Bishop officiated the services. Casket bearers were Steve Willits, Alex Lambert, Jake Lower, Jamie Kellett, Stan Nelson and Howard Biddle. Honorary casket bearers were Cliff Whitehall and Dave Long. Burial was at Buffalo Prairie Cemetery, Buffalo Prairie, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Joy United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Norton was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Buffalo Prairie, the daughter of Elmo and Floy Noble Marston. She married Russell Norton on Oct. 29, 1938, in Grandview, Iowa. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1988.

She graduated from Aledo High School. She was a homemaker and helped on the family farm. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, flowers and gardening. She was a member of the former Joy United Presbyterian Church and a current member of Joy United Methodist Church, where she was active in many groups over the years. More recently, she was a member of Golden Links at the church. She was also a member of the Ageless Achievers.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Long and husband Kenny of New Boston, Ill., and Joyce Lambert and husband Frank of Rock Island, Ill.; a son, Bill Norton of Aledo; six grandchildren, Dave, Doug, Sarah, Denise, Erin and Alex; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Carolyn; and a brother, Bill Marston.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Catherine Nadine Norton, 82, of Muscatine, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at her home.
Funeral Service will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Dr. Hal Green of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the funeral home.
Catherine was born on April 9, 1923, in Iowa City, the daughter of Dallas E. and Grace Zimmerman. She married Corwin Norton on February 23, 1941, at the Wesley Methodist Church in Muscatine.
She belonged to the Ladies Aide at Wesley United Methodist Church. She had a good sense of humor, enjoyed dancing, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include one son, Griff Norton of Wilton; three daughters, Grace Cole and husband, Denny, of Muscatine, Judy Jens of Muscatine, and Ruth Ann Emery of Davenport; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Dr. E.L. and Marilyn Wallace.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Dean Norton and Willard Norton, one grandson, Barry Norton, and one sister, Mary Ann Zimmerman.
NEW BOSTON, Ill. -- James P. Norton Jr., 70, New Boston, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Riverbend Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Muscatine.

The body was cremated and there are no services. Memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Keithsburg, Ill. Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Norton was born on March 26, 1931, in Chicago, the son of James Sr. and Veronica Power Norton. He married Gloria Flowers Zanoza on July 16, 1965, in Chicago.

He graduated from St. Mel's High School, Chicago.

He was an U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He was a patrolman for the Chicago Police Department, like his father and grandfather before him, retiring to New Boston in 1990 after 32 years.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Police, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dennis Zanoza of Florida and Alan Zanoza and wife Marsha of Brookfield, Ill.; two granddaughters, Melanie and Anna Zanoza, both of Brookfield; three sisters-in-law, Lorraine Riegler and husband John, Dolly Harvanek and Jeanette Rasi; a brother-in-law, Ronald Flowers and wife Petri; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Edward and John.
DAVENPORT, Iowa _ Esther M. Norton, 92, Wilton, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Wilton. The officiant will be Pastor Kenneth Harden and the Rev. Bruce Giese. Musical selections will be provided by organist Deb Mohr and vocalist Henry Bentley. Serving as pallbearers will be James Willey, Larry Willey, Jeffrey Sambdman, Don Norton, Ron Norton, Rick Norton, and Paul Norton II. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Julie Shepherd, Chris Wieckhorst, Stephanie Timmsen, Kelli Jauron, Kori Brown, Joanne Roenigk, Jeanne Tucker, Barbara Freeman, and Cathy Valet.
Interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Bentley Funeral Homes in Wilton. Memorials may go to the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church or to the Durant Ambulance Service.

She was born April 26, 1909, to Carl and Emma (Schroeder) Wieck in Cedar County. She married B. Lee Norton on April 28, 1930, in Davenport. He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1977.

She was a lifetime cook and did catering at various restaurants. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church and its ladies aid. She was a member of the Progressive Club and the BPW. She was a former 4 H leader, former officer and member of the Order of Eastern Star and past Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Willey of Batavia, Ill., Helen (Mrs. Carleton) Rider of Davenport, LeAnn (Mrs. Donald) Rahlf of Wilton; two sons: Paul (and his wife Rose) Norton of Bella Vista, Ariz., Donald (and his wife Sue) Norton of Durant; three sisters: Louise Duncan of Tipton, Carleen Wieck of Wilton, Pearl (Mrs. Carl) Crispin of Tipton; 16 grandchildren; 30
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mildred Figge, Margaret Whitmer; brother Harold Wieck; a daughter-in-law, Laura Norton and a son-in-law Elwood Willey.
WILTON, Iowa - Lela M. Norton, 102, of Wilton, died on Thursday, January 25, 2001, at her home in Wilton.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29 at First Presbyterian Church, Wilton. The officiants will be Rev. Bruce Giese, Rev. Dan Schoepf and Rev. Tim Buchanan. Musical selections will be provided by organist: Deb Hurd. Serving as casket bearers will be Bill Norton, Jim Norton, Michael Norton, David Knowles, Grif Norton, and Jeff Kaufmann. Serving as honorary casket bearers will be her grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28 from 2-6 P.M. at Bentley Funeral Homes in Wilton, and on Monday, January 29 from 1 hour prior to service at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.

Memorials may go to the First Presbyterian Church, Wilton and to the Iowa City Hospice.

Ms. Whitmer was born on May 28, 1898, to William and Alice (Walter) Whitmer in Cedar County. She married Griffith J. Norton on June 26, 1918, in Wilton. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1975.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilton, and the Sugar Creek Ladies Aid. She was a charter member of the Wilton Progressive Club. She loved reading her bible and daily devotions. She enjoyed writing poetry and doing handwork.

Survivors include - 1 Daughter: Marguerite Knowles of Momence, Ill.; 2 Sons: Wilbert (and his wife Rachel) Norton of Tipton, G. Melburne (and his wife Mary) Norton of Wilton; 1 Daughter-in-law: Beverly Norton of Wilton; 20 grandchildren; 61 Great grandchildren; 23 Great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons: Corwin Norton and James Norton, 1 Son-in-law: Gordon Knowles; 3 Sisters: Ruby Norton, Mae Stransky and Georgia Ruggles, 1 grandson and 2 great grandchildren.

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