Bernard “Tom” Norton Sr, age 88, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 surrounded in love by his family at the Laurels of Fulton.
He was born the son of Bernard & Laura (Bristol) Norton on November 17, 1928 in Trufant and they along with his sister, Shirley Tower precede him in death.
Tom was an avid hunter and loved to play golf. During his lifetime, Tom had two hole-in-one shots, with the last one coming at the young age of 81. He was proud of his service at Steelcase where he worked for 42 years. Tom loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alberta; daughters, Dixie Sykes of Grand Rapids, Laura (Daniel) Bradford of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Bernard Jr. (Sherri) Norton of Sheridan; grandchildren, Marie of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Robbie of St. Louis Missouri, Summer (Tim) of Grand Rapids, Sarah (Jared) of Grand Rapids, Joe of Saranac, Wade of Grand Rapids, Angela of Coral, Michael of Sand Lake, Tom (Kate) of Port Hope, Autumn (Harry) of Bay City, April (Nick) of Mt. Pleasant, Josh (Casey) of Grand Ledge, Nathaniel of Sheridan and seventeen great grandchildren.
In honoring Tom’s wishes, no funeral ceremony will be held.