Louise Norton, 75

Louise M. Norton, 75, of Colon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Thurston Woods in Sturgis.

Louise was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Sturgis, a daughter to the late Jacob and Elsie (Kime) Baker.

She had made her home in St. Joseph County most all of her life, where she had worked for the former Union Products Company of Sturgis, Warehouser in Mendon and Blaco Paper Company in Burr Oak.

Louise enjoyed time spent with her family, music and her flowers.

She is survived by five children, Mike Norton of Iowa, David (Jeannette) Norton of Iowa, Craig Norton of Washington, Tina (Scott) McCallum of Paw Paw and Kevin Norton of Colon; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Holtz of Las Vegas and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Schipper Funeral Home LTD in Colon with Mr. David J. Farrell officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.

If desired, memorials may be directed to the Colon Fire and Rescue Department. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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