Susan Mary Norton passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to join her parents Robert and Jeanne Norton in Heaven. Susan was born and raised in Winona, MN attending Lincoln Elementary School and Washington Kosciusko. Susan was a forty plus year employee at Winona ORC at the button press. She participated in Special Olympics, People First and HCO play productions. She was an avid Elvis and Viking’s fan. Susie was well known for her kindness and hugs.
Beloved sister of Patti and Ray Kieffer and Debra Norton. Cherished aunt of Tara Silvis, Mike and Chris Silvis and Daniel Norton. Great-aunt of Michaela, Alayna and Zachary Silvis. In addition, Susie is survived by her family at Home and Community Options and friends at ORC and the Benedictine Center and many cousins.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home followed by the saying of the rosary. A graveside service will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Father James Berning officiating. Casket bearers are Ray and Patti Kieffer, Michael Silvis, Tara Silvis, Sara Johnson, Eric Horstman, Hannah Mueller, Maria Withrow, Jenna Eastman, Faith Grcic and Marcus.
In honor of Susie, direct donations can be made to Winona Home and Community Options, ORC and the Benedictine Center. Our heartfelt gratitude to Home and Community Options caregivers, Dr. Parker and Benedictine Center, St. Croix Hospice and nurses Sue, Betty and Amy.
The family requests that Susie be remembered each and every time that you meet a person with Downs Syndrome. Know that you have met someone with a special grace of unconditional love and acceptance, some one who takes pride in their accomplishments and yours, and someone who would be the first to extend their help and kindness to you.
Love me tender,
Love me long
Take me to your heart.
For it’s there that I belong,
And we’ll never part.
Love me tender,
Love me dear,
Tell me you are mine.
I’ll be yours through all the years,
Til the end of time