Norman Appleton
Friday
3
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 3, 2018
Sanborn Funeral Home
401 Main St.
Sanborn, Iowa, United States
Family will be present for visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.
Saturday
4
August

Graveside Service

10:00 am
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Roseland Cemetery
Hwy. 18 West
Sanborn, Iowa, United States
Saturday
4
August

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 4, 2018
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
604 Sunrise Avenue
Sanborn, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

Roseland Cemetery
Hwy 18 West
Sanborn, Iowa, United States

Obituary of Norman Appleton

 

    Norman Clair “Norm” Appleton, son of Richard Robert “Bob” and Dorothy Adeline (Davis) Appleton, was born October 19, 1941 on a farm near Sanborn, Iowa. He spent his youth in the Sanborn area, helping his father with the agriculture operation, and attending school at Archer, Iowa, graduating with the class of 1960.

    Following graduation, Norm worked at various jobs around Sanborn, and eventually relocated to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He always held a special fondness for the western United States as the climate was generally more agreeable.

    In 1973, Norm married Doreen Christensen at Coeur d’Alene. The couple made their home there while Norm was employed as a driver for Central Premix Cement Company. In 1974, they moved back to Iowa where Norm continued to work in the transportation industry as a dispatcher for the Dan Dugan Petroleum/Chemical Company out of Sanborn. After four years of Iowa winters, and missing the warmer, dryer temperatures, Norm found himself once again in Coeur d’Alene. He was able to resume his cement work, and fortunate enough to be part of the crew that poured the “cast-in-place” Bennett Bay Suspension Bridge east of Coeur d’Alene; completed in 1989.

    After Norm retired, he lived in several states, but the warmth of the west always pulled him back. He enjoyed visiting with people and making new friends, and he never knew a stranger. Eventually, he settled in Belle Fourche, South Dakota where he passed from this life on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the age of 76.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, Bob and Dorothy Appleton; and his step-mother, Marvel Appleton.

    Survivors include his children: Mindy Quezada of Peekskill, New York, and Bill Appleton of Post Falls, Idaho; four grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Marcia Quezada, and Alexis and Will Appleton; two great-grandchildren: Brentlee and Zoey; one brother, Lowell and his wife, Karen Appleton of Sanborn, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

 

Celebration of Life

Norman C. Appleton

Born ~ October 19, 1941 

Died ~ July 18, 2018

Age ~ 76 years    8 months    29 days

 

Memorial Service

Saturday, August 4, 2018

11:00 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church

Sanborn, Iowa

 

Clergy ~ Pastor Mike Fillmore

Organist ~ Pat Wachtel

 

Songs of Praise

“Amazing Grace”

 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

“This Is My Father’s World”

 

Honorary Pallbearers

Glenn Grooters    Rodney Buren    Leonard “Bud” Block

Doug Lyman    Galen Roskens    Ray Buse

Doug Morfitt    Rick Sanders    Rod Rath    Rex Raymond

 

Ushers

Gary Japenga  ~  Rod Rath

 

Interment

Roseland Cemetery

Sanborn, Iowa

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