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Donald Norton

Donald L. Norton, 76, New Rockford, ND, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

Donald Lee Norton was born on March 4, 1943, in New Rockford to D. Everett and Georgia Belle (Byrum) Norton.  In his early years, he went to country school then attended high school in New Rockford.  For a few years, he did road construction around the area.  On September 28, 1963, he married Sharon Jenson and to this marriage came three children.  Don worked briefly at a furniture store before he bought some land from his dad and began to farm.  After several years of farming, they moved into New Rockford, where he owned and operated his own shoe shop and also was a crop adjuster for 20 years before he retired.

Donald was an outdoorsman.  He loved to camp and fish; especially at Devils Lake where they had a camper for 18 years.  He also liked everything that had to do with hunting, from the actual hunt to the processing.  He would make his own jerky, sausage, and whatever else he wanted using the smokers that he made himself.  He could make or fix just about anything he wanted.  Every year he had a nice big garden where he would spend many hours tending to it.  His biggest joy though was spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He loved to tease and joke around and help out in any way he could. He was a member of the New Rockford Eagles Club and First Lutheran Church.

Donald is survived by his wife Sharon, of New Rockford; children, Deana (Rick) Norton Floyd, of Fargo, ND, Shannon (Margo) Norton, of Fargo, ND, and Darcie (Nate) Edwardes, of Farmingdale, NY; six grandchildren, Meghan Lies, Brenden Lies, Lauren Lies, Medora Norton, Lucas Norton, and Lila Edwardes.  Other survivors include his siblings, Paul (Joeann) Norton, of Granite Falls, WA, Bob (Alice) Norton, of Carrington, ND, Larry (Barb) Norton, of Edmonds, WA, Marlene Scott, of Maddock, ND, and Diana (Bill) Ziegler, of New Rockford; and a sister-in-law, Pat Norton, of Mundelein, Il.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; Everett and Georgia; and two brothers, Bill and David Norton.

Visitation will be from 9:00AM-7:00PM, Friday, November 29, 2019, with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held  Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 11:00AM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. You are my prayers Sharon and family.

  2. To the family of Donald Norton please except my condolences on the lost of your love one. Praying for your family.🙏🏻

  3. So sorry to hear about Donny. My heart goes out to your family. Keep the memories close to your heart!!

  4. Was so sorry to hear this😭
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa and family

  5. My heart aches with you Sharon & family! I’m sure my family was there with open arms to welcome Don to heaven. GOD got another angel to watch over us. R.I.P Don

  6. Sharon and family, so very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  7. Our very deepest sympathy to the whole family we will miss Donnie very much and we’re sorry we can’t be there for you but we will be thinking of you

  8. Sharon, Deanna, Shannon and Darcie
    Prayers are being sent for this time of adjustment. Donny was a wonderful person. He is watching TV and drinking a beer with Mike Fandrich now. Stay stong Shannon for your mother and sisters.
    Kathy Whetham and Corey Lesmeister

  9. Sharon you have my sympathy and prayers

  10. Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss, Sharon. Try to remember the happy times and always know how much we care. Sending prayers and love your way.

  11. So sorry to hear of Don passing. I always enjoyed working with him for Rain & Hail. Peter Lippert

  12. Sharon, sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. sorry to hear of donnys passing, may god keep you and your family safe, you are in our prayers

  14. Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a great guy and I enjoyed the time spent with him at the furniture store.

  15. Randy and I want you to know how very sorry we are for you.

  16. Donnie and I were the same age. He will be missed.
    When we moved to Fresno in 1967, I sold him the gun cabinet that I had made. Every time I was back in town he would tell me that it is still in good hands.
    Our hearts go out to the family.


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