Dear Dort and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't believe that so many years have past, since we were all together. May you find comfort in knowing he is where he wants to be. I will let Great Uncle Clint(Bowman) and Dad(Bob Wiley) know. Hugs and love to all.
Max Duayne Norton, 90, of Mt. Union, died Thursday, September 20, 2018 at his home. He was born September 16, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, to Floyd and Gladys Hazel Bain Norton. On February 28, 1948, he married Ruth McNeese in Burlington. She died July 20, 2018 and he missed her every day since.
He was a lifelong farmer and in his younger years, worked at the Lockridge Locker and Sheaffer Pen in Ft. Madison. In the off season, he and his brother-in-law Virgil Landrum, sawed wood for Lehigh-Leopold Desk in Burlington and he put up grain bins and buildings for Hazen Supply.
Max was a graduate of Lockridge High School. His class consisted of three girls and him and he was Valedictorian! He was a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM 28. He enjoyed bowling, deer hunting, camping, woodworking with Ruth, playing pinochle, and anything with a motor and wheels.
Survivors include daughters, Linda (Jim) Brauers, Aledo, Illinois and Robin Bartmann, Washington, Iowa; son Ron (Joyce) Norton, West Point; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Dortha Landrum, Danville; brother, Dick (Beverly) Norton, Aledo; and nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Rex; and son-in-law, Jeff Bartmann.
Graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Monday at Burge Cemetery, rural New London with Pastor David Mixon officiating. According to his wishes, there will be no formal visitation. A memorial has been established for New London Fire and Rescue.