Kimberly Ann Norton

July 6, 1963 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Our beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt and niece, Kimberly Ann Norton, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2023, in Hebron, Nebraska. She was 60 years old.

Born in David City, Nebraska to James Neal Norton and Elaine Ann Grossnicklaus on July 6, 1963, Kimberly attended the David City Public School system. She was active in 4-H, band and high school musicals. Kimberly was also a member of the United Methodist Church and Job’s Daughters. She participated in county and state quarter horse showings where she won several ribbons and trophies. Her summers were spent at the family cabin in Ericson, Nebraska where she loved to swim, fish and watch the 4th of July fireworks. While attending Peru State college in Peru, Nebraska, she met Scott Blanchard and the couple wed in David City, Nebraska on September 29, 1984. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Virginia Beach, Virgina where her husband was a member of the armed services. The couple were divorced on November 9, 1992.

During her teenage years, Kimberly was diagnosed with schizophrenia which eventually deprived her of her independence. She bravely accepted the nature of her illness and never complained. Kimberly had a gentle disposition and often greeted visitors with outstretched arms and a hearty chuckle.

The Norton family would like to thank Melissa Sasse and the wonderful people at the Blue Valley Care Home in Hebron, Nebraska who treated Kimberly as family. We will be forever grateful.

Kimberly will be buried next to her parents at the Osceola Cemetery in Osceola, Nebraska. She is survived by her two brothers Miles Nathaniel Norton of New York City, New York and Todd Lincoln Norton of Carefree, Arizona, Todd’s wife Rebecca Gonzales Norton, their two children Nicolette Ann Norton of Kauai, Hawaii and Travis Lincoln Norton and his wife Amber Lazar Norton of Cave Creek, Arizona and an aunt, Sheila Youngdahl Grossnicklaus of Shelby, Nebraska.

Donations in Kimberly’s memory can be sent to: Memorials, Blue Valley Lutheran Homes. P.O. Box 166, 2020 Park Avenue, Hebron, Nebraska 68370.

Sleep in peace dear Kimberly. You are with your fellow angels

Condolences to: Mr. and Mrs. Todd Norton, PO Box 4831. Cave Creek, Arizona 85327.

Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.

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