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Karl Wayne Norton, Jr., age 56, of Grand Rapids, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 12, 2011 at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids.

The son of Dorris Lee (Kelly) & Karl Wayne Norton, Sr., he was born on June 11, 1955 in Grand Rapids. A proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served his country towards the end of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah L. Norton of Grand Rapids.

Homegoing services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Mount Moriah Baptist Worship Center, 892 Caulfield Avenue S.W., Grand Rapids, with military honors rendered by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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The Michigan Cremation Company, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, was entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Robert & Gilda Moore on November 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    To my brother, I love you and miss you. I value the short time I came into your life.God called you home and I know with a shadow of doubt that God will take care of you now and always.
    Also I know that God will take care of your wife and give her strength.
    Love always Robert,Gilda and Beverly

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