Gloria Norton, 93 of Staples, passed away Dec. 20, 2018, at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.
Services will be held Thur., Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Staples Alliance Church. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were by Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.
Gloria was born October 25, 1925 in Minneapolis to Sivert and Agnes (Svenson) Olson. She graduated from Edison High School and attended Bethel College. Following the end of WWII, Don Norton returned from the Pacific Campaign and was introduced to Gloria by his cousin, and her best friend, Ailene Norton. The couple were married Feb. 14, 1947. Gloria enjoyed sewing, embroidery and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years; two daughters, Kathy Jean Norton and Colleen (Murrey) Anderson; five sons, Timothy (Dottie), Mike (Kathy), Dennis (Daninne Egizio), Kevin (Darcie) and Shawn (Nancy); 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and counting.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Kathrine Olson; three brothers, Everett Olson, Burtram Olson, Woodrow Olson and one granddaughter, Kerri Ann Norton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the “Great Commission Fund” of the Staples Alliance Church.