James Norton

August 27, 1937
May 1, 2024

James F. Norton, 86, passed away on May 1, 2024, peacefully at home in Sobieski surrounded by his family. He was born in Marinette on August 27, 1937, to the late Edward and Irene (Byrns) Norton. James was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes in Marinette and attended St. Norbert College. Jim proudly served his country with the United States Navy. On February 13, 1993, James married the lovely Joyce (Ostrenga) Doherty. James followed a career in management with All Tile Inc. flooring company for 16 years until his retirement in 2000. “Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. He loved the outdoors, attending the theater, was an exceptional storyteller and the king of one liners.”

Jim will be sadly missed by his wife Joyce Norton; children, Terry ( Gina) Norton, Carina (Troy) Borca, Karen Doherty Lee, Sharon (Gary) Rotherham, Kelly (Steve) Heim; 9 grandchildren, Logan (Kaly) Borca, Bryce Borca who passed in 2022, MacKenzie Rotherham and Taylor (Kirk) DeCremer, Joseph Rotherham, Lauren (Garrick) Fisher, Morgan (Michael) Linssen, and Michael (Ashley) Heim; 9 great grandchildren, Harry and CoCo DeCremer, Emelia, Briggs, and Callahan Fisher, Kinsley, Blair,  and Walker Linssen, and Leo Heim; brother-in-law, Roger (Winnie) Ostrenga and  sister-in-law, Jen Norton.

In addition to Jim’s parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Rose Norton; sister, Barbara (Bob) Luft and brother, Don Norton.

Per Jim’s wishes there will be a private family service held.

The family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Unity Hospice for the care and compassion given to Jim and his family.