Donna M. Norton

Donna M. Norton, 68, of Delafield, passed away Friday, July 6, 2007.

She was loved by her four children, Debbie (Mark) Blum, Brian (Joan) Shanklin, David (Shelley) Shanklin and Jim (Tawnya) Shanklin; numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She also is survived by six siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, and her special four-footed friend, Charlie.

Teaching children was Donna’s passion. She was a teacher in the Waukesha school system for more than 15 years and was most recently teaching at Rose Glen Elementary School. Donna particularly valued the friendship from being a part of the Crazy-8’s.

A private memorial service was held, per her request.

A special thank you to Dr. Lemarbre and his staff, as well as the Regional Cancer Center and the Waukesha School District.

Memorial contributions to HAWS of Waukesha or the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Regional Cancer Center.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 827-0659, is serving the family. For more information, an online obituary, condolences or directions, visit