- August 4, 1927 - April 20, 2007
- Springfield, Illinois
of Kenneth's Passing
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“Tim and the entire Norris family, my deepest regrets on the passing of your father, Ken. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
1 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff Beaumont - Reno, NV
“Tim, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family.
2 of 8 | Posted by: andy blake - Winfield, IL
“Dear Tim, Mike, Patrick and family. My condolences on the loss of your father Ken. He was a great guy. I have many happy memories of being at your...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Schafer Amato - Grayslake, IL
“Dear Tim and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Susan called me this morning and told me that he had passed away. I know he had not...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Karen and Don Rosenwinkel - IL
“Tim and the entire Norris Family, My sincere condolences. I am sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Amato - Gurnee, IL
“My prayers and thoughts are with Ken's family. I was a young engineer at DICKEY-john when I first met and worked with Kenny. Little did I know the...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: John Wood - Auburn, IL
“Our prayers are with your family at this time of loss.
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tina, Laura, Lynna Thornhill - IL
“Tim,I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I lost my mother last fall so I know what you are going through. Please pass along to your entire...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nick Baltusevich - Springfield, IL
Kenneth R. Norris, 79, of Springfield, died at 9:20 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2007 at Heritage Manor. Kenneth was born August 4, 1927 in Bloomington, IL, the son of Edward and Josephine Clifford Norris. He married Patricia K. Parkison on November 25, 1950 at Blessed Sacrament; she preceded him in death in 1982. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII where he received the Victory Medal and American Area Campaign Medal. He was a 1945 graduate of Cathedral Boys High School and received a bachelors degree in economics from Sangamon State University (now UIS). Kenneth worked as a tool & dye maker for Sangamo Electric for over 20 years and then worked for Dickey-john, retiring after several years of service. Kenneth was very devoted to his family and his faith. He was a member of Church of the Little Flower and of the Springfield Art Association. He also enjoyed woodworking, painting and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He was also preceded in death by his brother: John Norris and three sisters: Marilyn Brown, Margaret Treat and Bernadine Norris. He is survived by three sons: Mike (wife, Marsha) and Patrick (wife, Shelley) both of Springfield and Tim (wife, Lynn) of Culver City, CA; three grandchildren: Kristy, Scott and Kelly; one great-grandson: Mikey; four sisters: Kathleen VanLeer, Mary Jo Knudson, Dorothy Cox and Patricia Hartman all of Springfield; one brother: Jim (wife, Joan) of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends from 4:00 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2007 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Ceremonies will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Church of the Little Flower, 800 Adlai Stevenson Dr., Springfield with Fr. Chuck Edwards, celebrant. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will provide military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to: Church of the Little Flower, 800 Adlai Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL 62703.