Paul Norbet, Jr.

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Paul F. Norbet, Jr., 73, of Belleville, IL, born January 30, 1949, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, February 17, 2022, in Naples, FL.

Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Donna Norbet, nee Huber
a son, Dr. Christopher Norbet (Laura Byzet);
a daughter, Dr. Shannon (Bill) Cormier;
two grandchildren, Jack and Luke Cormier;
a brother-in-law, David Huber (Gwenn Glover);
and many dear cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Paul F., and Irene A., nee Amelung, Norbet; and sister, Diane Norbet.

Paul was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Paul met his high school sweetheart, Donna, at Belleville West, and they continued their love at the University of Kansas. After graduation, they returned to Belleville to make a home and proudly raise their children.

Paul and Donna enjoyed many friendships and shared interests, including travel. He had a rule that trip itineraries were limited to a single museum or cathedral per day, but there was no limit to the number of sporting events or pubs.

Paul was a passionate sports fan and coach. He shared his love for the St. Louis Blues, Cardinals, and professional soccer with his son, Chris. They cheered on their teams in championship games and traveled to multiple World Cup tournaments. An avid golfer, Paul enjoyed hitting the greens and playing with many golfing buddies as well as his son-in-law, Bill. Paul’s favorite athletes were his grandsons, Jack and Luke, and he loved watching them play football and baseball.

Paul and his daughter, Shannon, enjoyed spending time together in the kitchen preparing meals for family and friends. He also volunteered his time packing lunches for the Illinois Summer Food Service Program, instituted to provide nutritious meals to underserved children during the summer months when school is not in session.

Paul was one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made to the Mark Gessford Memorial Scholarship and sent directly to Belleville Township High School, District # 201, 920 N Illinois Street, Belleville, IL 62220, or to Zion Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Chris Spelbring officiating.

Burial will be held at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


18 Comments on Paul Norbet, Jr.

Cheryl said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 4:33 PM

May all your memories bring you peace, joy, and love. God bless you Donna and your family.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Ellen DeMucci said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 12:04 PM

My heart hurts for Chris and his family. Knowing what a wonderful man Chris is I can only imagine what a terrific role model his dad must have been. My sincere condolences to the Norbet family. Love you, Norbs Adorbs.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Harry & Rose Statham said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM

We are shocked & saddened to hear of Paul's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, Donna. Think only of the good times.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Jim Mourey said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2022 at 11:14 PM

Sending love and condolences from the Mourey family. The warmth, kindness, and brilliance of your family have always been so special, and we know Paul’s wonderful spirit will live on in you and all those who had the pleasure to know him. You’ll be in our prayers.

  • Chicago
  • IL
Brent & Deny Branham said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Losing Paul leaves a hole in our lives and our hearts but we have so many wonderful memories of him.

  • Dallas
  • Tx
Catherine Glowacki Grieve said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2022 at 11:16 PM

Donna, I’m so very sorry for your loss of Paul. May the joy of him help sustain you and your family through this difficult time.

  • Cincinnati
  • OH
Tom and betty ninnis said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2022 at 3:45 PM

So so sorry for your lose Donna and family. We were very shocked in hearing the news. Paul was fun to work with and always had a joke or comment to make. The golf group has lost a member they will never forget

  • Millstadt
  • Il 62260
Chantel Lowe said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2022 at 3:13 PM

May Peace be with your family at this time! May you find solace in the great times you shared and forever allow those moments to warm your heart.

  • Mount Holly
  • NC
JennyStahlbusch said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2022 at 1:44 PM

Chris & Shannon. sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother. May God be with you during this difficult time. Jenny (Baxley) Stahlbusch

  • MN
Jenny Stahlbusch said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2022 at 1:42 PM

Chris & Shannon, sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother. - Jenny (Baxley) Stahlbusch

  • MN
Marina Riggio said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2022 at 9:01 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  • Huntersville
  • NC
Kelly Douffet Duncan said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2022 at 11:50 PM

Donna I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing! I remember the day you two were married there were a couple of is (your 7th-8th grade) student invited. I was so happy for you both! Now many years have passed and I see you online and follow your adventures and think what a wonderful life you two shared! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless you all!

  • Lehigh Acres
  • Fl
Joe Merriman said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2022 at 11:25 AM

Our condolences Paul was a pleasure to be with. We will miss him.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Becky Schnitzius said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2022 at 9:33 AM

Paul and I delivered lunches together in the Zion summer lunch program. There is no doubt in my mind how much he loved his family. I would listen as he talked about his grandkids' sporting events so enthusiastically as if I was there. He would talk about his golf, watching with Chris the Blues winning the Stanley cup in Boston, soccer which we both enjoyed and his enjoyment of cooking. God's peace be with you all as you go through this week and after. Paul is in heaven with our loving Savior. He is in the best hands now.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Chuck Lugge said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2022 at 7:32 PM

Paul was certainly intense about golf, but his one true love was his family - he was most proud of his kids and grandkids. Unique in every way, including his squished bug marking on his golf ball. God grant his family peace and solace at this time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Vickie Krupp Burke said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2022 at 4:01 PM

Dear Donna, I am so sorry for this great loss to you and your family. Paul was the love of your life. Such wonderful high school memories with Paul and Donna are tucked in my memory bank forever.

  • Evanston
  • Il
Charlie & Mary Clark said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2022 at 3:27 PM

Sincere condolences to the entire Norbet family. I got to know Shannon when she attended school with my daughter and through her Donna and eventually Paul. He was a delightful person to talk to and I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Charlie & Mary Clark

  • Simpsonville
  • SC
Rita Billhartz said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Sincere condolences to the family of Paul's. His father, Dr. Paul Norbet, delivered my first child in 1960 and continued to be my family doctor until his passing. Happy to see that Paul, Jr. had continued in his father's footsteps.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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