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Dorothy A. Norman

April 28, 1929 - November 29, 2021

Dorothy A. Norman Dorothy A. Norman
    December 5, 2021 | 2;00 to 4:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home 1771 West State Street ((Rte 38) Geneva
  • Funeral
  • December 5, 2021 | 4:00 P.M. Sunday
  • Yurs Funeral Home Geneva
  • Burial Location
    Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Illinois

Dorothy Norman, age 92, died peacefully on Monday, November 29th, 2021.  She was born April 28, 1929, in Morris, Illinois.  She was the youngest of seven and born on a farm in the midst of the Depression.  Life wasn’t easy, especially when her father died when she was very young, yet despite their struggles her memories of her childhood were always warm and happy ones.  This speaks to her positive and grateful attitude she carried with her for her entire life.

Music was Dorothy’s passion, and she truly was a talent; she had perfect pitch and was a phenomenal musician.  She taught countless students’ piano lessons and was a church organist or director of music at many churches.  When she first moved away from Morris to Chicago, she was an accompanist at a church there, and that was where she met the love of her life.

Dorothy met Robert Norman when he joined a music trio, and they quickly fell in love and were married on February 16, 1955.  Theirs truly was an exceptionally close and loving relationship.  Through their fifty years together, they raised a family, traveled the world, enjoyed snow birding in South Carolina after retirement, and basked in spending time with family and friends.  While Bob’s passing left a whole in her heart, her great Christian faith sustained her and helped her move forward.

Dorothy is survived by her children Scott (Debbie) Norman of Carol Stream, IL, Russ (Kim) Norman of Aurora, IL, and Nancy (John) Rizzo of Geneva, IL, who are close knit and grateful for the incredible impact their mother had on them.  Her children all lived close by, and so in her later years they were able to visit with her often, celebrate holidays together, and help her as she grew older.

She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Chris, Amy, Kim, Josh, Keri, Melissa, and Mike, all who had close loving relationships with her.  When they were younger, she and Grandpa spent time with each child, taking him or her on special outings.  Grandma would also host sleepovers that she called “hen parties” for the granddaughters.

Dorothy also had eight great grandchildren: Nathan, Wesley, Evan, Tyler, Leah, Brody, Nolan, and Colby.  She would delight in stories of them and light up every time she was around them or simply heard stories about them.

She was deeply loved by all.

Visitation will be held at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State Street, Geneva, IL on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 2-4.  A service will be held directly afterwards with Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.


Jackie Farley from Plainfield , IL

"So very sorry for your loss. Dot was a wonderful person - loved listening to her stories and playing the piano. She was a joy to be with and I will miss her beautiful smile. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. God Bless"

J Ed and Jeanne Grant from Kennewick , WA

"our prayers and love are with you, She will be deeply missed."

Janet Edwards from Columbus , IN

"My love and prayers are with you all. Your mother was an amazing woman. I’ll always remember the christmases with her playing the piano, and everyone singing ! May all your wonderful memories help you through your great loss . With sympathy and love, Janet Edwards"

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