Dwight A. Norris
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TIRO: Dwight A. Norris, age 88, resident of Mansfield and former Tiro resident, died Saturday August 30, 2014 in Crystal Care Center, Mansfield.
Born December 16, 1925 in Shelby to Herbert and Clara (Ulmer) Norris he had been a Tiro resident the majority of his life moving to Mansfield in 2012. He was a 1943 graduate of Tiro High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a sergeant with the 232nd Rainbow Division during WWII in the European Theater. He was wounded in Germany and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. After he was discharged from the army, he farmed and drove school bus for 25 years for Tiro and Buckeye Central Schools.
After retiring, Dwight and his wife spent their winters in Bonita Springs, Florida. He enjoyed fishing, boating and gardening. He was a lifetime member of Crouse Memorial Lutheran Church in Tiro, member of the American Legion of Shelby and the Moose Lodge in Bucyrus.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Oberlander) Norris, whom he married April 4, 1948; his children, Kay Adams of Mansfield and Michael (Cathy) Norris of Tiro; four grandchildren, Marsha (Eric) Clady of Tiro, Karen (Joe) Jordan of Springfield, Ryan (Anna) Norris of Fremont, Melanie (Eric) Beck of Bellville; nine great grandchildren, Adam, Henry, Nathan, Marcie, Isaac, Heath, Julia, Ethan and Katie; his siblings, Gale Norris of San Diego, CA, Robert (Diane) Norris of New Washington and Donna Norris of Tiro.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday September 5, 2014 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Rev. Diana Seaman, of the Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate with burial in Tiro Oakland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Memorial expressions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Crouse Memorial Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 26. Tiro, OH 44887.
On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N Gamble St Shelby, OH 44875
Published in the News Journal on Sept. 1, 2014