Janet M. Norton, 72
Janet M. Norton, 72, of Eagle River, died Sunday,
Nov. 14, 2010, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born on June 6, 1938, in West Bend, the
daughter of Lawrence and Mary (nee Hajny) Polenske. She was raised and
attended schools in West Bend. On Dec. 14, 1957, Janet married John Norton
in Waukegan, Ill. The couple moved to the Northwoods in 1977. They owned
and operated the Forest Motel in Florence, then moved to Eagle River in
1989. Janet was employed as a housekeeper for the Northland Pines School
System for 10 years. She was an avid hunter, especially for turkeys, and
she enjoyed stamp collecting and feeding the birds.
Janet is survived by her husband, John of Eagle
River; daughters, Barbara (Doug) Weber of Aurora and Janine (Ron) Orzak of
Three Lakes; sons, John Paul Norron of Eagle River and Robert (Sandra)
Norton of Iron Mountain, Mich.; sister, Ann Polenske of West Bend; and
She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Polenske.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m.
on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Three Lakes, with
the Rev. William Horath presiding. Visitation will be for one hour prior
to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Three Lakes Cemetery.
The Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, 304 Division St.,
Eagle River, is serving the family. (715) 479-4777.