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Alberta Norton

February 19, 1931 — April 7, 2020

Alberta Norton, age 89 of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Lakeview at the Spectrum Health Rehab & Nursing Center – Kelsey.

Alberta, or “Boots” as she was affectionately referred to by her father, loved her family. In fact, there was nothing more important or valuable to her in life than them, although butter pecan ice cream cones were a close second.

Surviving Alberta are her daughters, Dixie Sykes of Grand Rapids; Laura Bradford of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Bernie Jr. (Sherri) Norton of Sheridan; grandchildren, Marie Bradford of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; Robbie Bradford of St. Louis, Missouri; Summer (Tim) Wade of Grand Rapids; Sarah (Jared) Van Dop of Grand Rapids, Joe Sykes of Grand Rapids; Wade Sykes of Grand Rapids; Angela Norton of Cedar Springs; Michael Norton of Trufant; Tom (Kate) Norton of Port Hope; Autumn (Ryan) Gibbard of Mt. Pleasant; April (Nick) Osburn of Mt. Pleasant; Josh (Casey) Witter of Grand Ledge; Nathaniel (Nikki) Witter of Hastings; Dwight (Trisha) Perkins of Sand Lake; 19 great grandchildren; cousin, Virginia Lauden of Lakeview, and sister-in-law, Velma Smith of New Mexico.

Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey & Marie (Willett) Smith; husband, Bernard Norton, Sr.; son-in-law, Dan Bradford; and all her brothers and sisters
In honoring Alberta’s wishes no formal funeral ceremony will be held.

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