Robert attended Assumption High School, Washington University, and Ranken Technical College. He worked for Bel-O Heating & Cooling and Johnson Controls. Later, he was the owner and operator of Norton’s Automotive. Mr. Norton was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 101, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church. He loved to hunt with his friends and his nephew, Mark.
Mr. Norton was preceded in death by his parents, Fremont and Helen Norton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Lorene Feder; and two brothers-in-law, Kevin Duffy and Edward Kisner.
Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Doris, nee Feder, Norton, whom he married on February 14, 1968, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville;
three cousins, Raymond Weedon, Carol (Glenn) Baker, and Charmain (James) Adair;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Virginia (Verlan) Lanter, Jean Duffy, Robert (Carol) Feder, Mary Kisner, Kathleen (Robert) deRoode, and Richard (Nancy) Feder;
15 nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Mark (Dara) Feder, Michael (Cathy) Lanter, Nancy (Michael) McVey, Janice (Adam) Whitaker, Karen Lanter, Bryan (Kerry) Duffy, Patrick (Angela) Duffy, John (Katie) Feder, Veronica (Justin) Davis, Pamela Omelson, Charles Omelson, David deRoode, Nicole deRoode, Kelly (Adam) Dolezal, and Ricky Feder;
and great-nieces and great-nephews, Nathan and Megan Lanter, Ryan and Erin McVey, Koty (Kristi) Whitaker, Samantha Whitaker, Kira Duffy, Graham, Zachary, and Hayden Duffy, Blake and Rachel Feder, Cole and Lauren Davis, and Helen and Frederick Dolezal.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.