Robert Norton

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Robert F. Norton, 76, of Belleville, IL, born August 8, 1941, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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

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.


11 Comments on Robert Norton

Lynn Allsup said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2018 at 3:02 PM

Doris, we were so sorry to hear about Bob,please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.John and Lynn Allsup

  • The Villages
  • FL
Karen Reifschneider Jackson said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2018 at 3:20 PM

My deepest sympathy to you Doris. I has been a long time. Sorry about Bob’s passing. Another old 4-Her. Karen Reifschneider Jackson.

  • Grafton
  • IL
Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Apr 21, 2018 at 2:24 AM

Doris, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband, Bob, and my dear friend. Frank

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Phyllis Zaganelli Pratt said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 11:37 PM

So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. He sounded like a wonderful man. God bless and give you grace to get through this difficult time.

  • Plymouth.
  • Michigan
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 9:58 PM

We were sorry to hear about Bob's passing. To Doris and all the family you have our sympathy and our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
David and Pat Fischer said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 7:40 PM

Dearest Doris, We can only say how shocked and sorry we are to hear of Bob's passing. You know how much we adored the two of you and all the kindness you have shown to us in the mid-90's. Thank goodness for your strong faith to get you through these difficult days. Bob was so lovable, he will be deeply missed my many. We pray for you. David and Pat

  • Windsor
  • Co
Joyce McFarling Novak said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Very sorry to hear of the death of your husband, Doris. I will remember him and your whole family in my prayers.

  • St. Charles
  • MO
Betty Hilpert Hasenstab said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Doris So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. It is so hard to lose the ones we love the most

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Bryan, Kerry, and Kira Duffy said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 10:57 AM

We were shocked to hear of Bob's sudden passing. Bob was always great to be around and discuss hunting and the outdoors. Our prayers are with the entire family during this time.

  • Albany
  • New York
Mike & Kathy Reynolds said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 1:32 AM

Doris, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss; Bob was a very kind man and loved by all that knew him. If you need anything at all Doris please don’t hesitate to call.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Terri Biver Lawler said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 12:55 AM

So sorry Doris to hear about the loss of your husband. Your ol’ friend , Terri Biver Lawler

  • Marion
  • Il

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