Eardie Norton Jr., 92, died on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Garden City to Eardie Kellog and Anna (Goertz) Norton.
He married Lola Eleanor Green on June 2, 1945, in Garden City. She died on Dec. 17, 2003.
Eardie grew up in a farm family and attended Holcomb schools. He spent most of his career at Oswalt Industries as a welder.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Unruh and husband Denton of Garden City; sister, Nina Cross of Hutchinson; nine grandchildren, Bobbi and Harry Ferguson of Hugoton, Denton A. and Penny Unruh of Sublette, J.C. and Billie Culbertson of El Paso, Texas, Jerimy and Lacy Culbertson of Lakin, and Richard Woodyard, J.J. Norton, Tugg Norton, Jake Norton and Sam Norton, all of Hutchinson; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Kelly Norton Culbertson; son, Butch Norton; two infant grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to Boy Scouts of America in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.