Norton, Joseph L. "Joe" Age 85 of Eden Prairie, passed away on Jan. 29, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Margaret; brother, Wayne; and grandson, Jared. Joe will be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years, Annette; sister, Shirley Heuer; and loving children, Terry (Steve) Rief, Mike (Lisa) and Greg (Tobi) Norton, Linda Wenzel and Pam (Troy) Prinsen. Granddad to Brian (Holly) Norton, Jessica (Blake) Anderson, Joey (Maria) Wenzel and Ryan (Sara), Trisha and Morgan Prinsen. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Amber, Mitchel, Oliver, Kailee, Ashlyn and Carter; and his loyal dogs, Mercedes and Olivia. Joe was born in 1928 in southern Illinois and graduated from Tiskilwa High School. He joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War. He worked for Encyclopaedia Britannica for over 35 years, McGlynn Bakery/General Mills and J.C. Penney. He retired in 2008 and became champion of the croquet court. A Celebration of Joe's life will be held at a later date.

Published on February 2, 2014

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