Don Loren Norton, Lenexa, was born Sept. 4, 1953 to Paul and Helen (Steen) Norton. He accepted Christ as savior as a child and joined him in heaven on March 13, 2017 at the age of 63 years.
Don married Connie (Klaassen) on Dec. 14, 1974 and they became the parents of two children, Shad Norton and Seth (Whitnie) Norton. They have one grandchild, Kellan Norton.
He was an active member of Heartland Community Church where he volunteered helping children with special needs. For the last 20 years he was a printing salesman at Boelte-Hall Litho and prior to that owned his own printing company for 22 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son (Shad), in-laws Floyd and Ferne (Neufeldt) Klaassen, two nieces, Barbie Coleman and Kathy (Coleman) McFerron, and nephew Michael Coleman. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter-in-law, grandson, a sister and husband, Robert and Sharon Lee Coleman, a brother and wife, Bruce and Sharon Norton, and two brothers-in-law and wives, Rene and Judy Klaassen, Gary and Jo Klaassen.
The family suggests memorials to Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, 9120 W. 75th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66204; Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City, 5960 Dearborn St., Ste 100, Shawnee Mission, KS 66062; or Young Life Shawnee Mission, 5960 Dearborn St., Ste. 12, Shawnee Mission, KS 66062.
A memorial service will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Heartland Community Church, Olathe. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at North Inman Cemetery, Inman. Buhler Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.