Lee Allen Norden, age 85, of Rock passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba following a lengthy illness.
Lee was born April 28, 1924 in Rock, the son of Albert and Stella (Johnson) Norden. He was a graduate of Rock High School, a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and the Rock American Legion Post #559. Lee served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the time of the Korean Conflict. Lee was united in marriage to Dora Cantu on June 30, 1956, in Mundelien, Illinois. Lee and Dora remained in Illinois for many years as Lee worked as a custodian for the Winnetka High School. Eventually he returned to the Rock area where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Including his wife Dora, he is survived by:
4 Sons: Mark Norden of Rock, MI; Jim Norden of Kenosha, WI; Paul Norden of Rock, MI; Brian Norden of Kenosha, WI
3 Daughters: Carol (Keith) Mortensen of Waukegan, IL; Shellie Norden of Waukegan, IL; Debbie (Joe) Blanchard of Gladstone, MI
1 Brother: William (Shirley) Norden of Rock, MI
3 Sisters: Erma Turunen of Zion, IL; Lois (Roy) Curtis of Rapid River, MI; Sandra Carlson of Kenosha, WI
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Richard, Robert, Ronald, Alph, and Clarence and two sisters, Clarice Ackerman and Doris Johnson.