Robert Brantley Norton
Robert Brantley Norton
  • March 6, 1934 - May 21, 2017
  • Grabill, Indiana

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Robert B. Norton Sr., 83, of Grabill, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born on March, 6, 1934 in Hartford City, he was a son of the late Arthur and Rosylean (Gunckel) Norton. Bob honorably served on active duty in the U.S. Navy earning his certificate as a pipefitter. He was married to Liz Norton on March 17, 1958 until her death in Feb. 2006. He coached Leo's Little League Baseball for many years and was a member of American Legion Post 409. Bob retired from Sheller-Globe as superintendent after 32 years. He is survived by his sons, Robert B. (Denise) Norton Jr., and Kevin (Cindy) Norton; grandchildren, Dominic, Pearl, Natasha, Kevin Jr., and Aliana; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Mike Norton; sisters, Betty Logan, Rosylea Hummer, Rosella Bales, Joetta Flanagan and Barbara Mills; and his dog, Spike. Funeral Service will be at 1pm Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be 5-8pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to DeKalb Humane Society or the American Heart Association. For online condolences, please visit