William "Bill" J. Norris

October 28, 1961 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 59)


William J. “Bill” Norris, age 59, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Bill was born October 25, 1961 in Garrett, IN to Jay W. and Alma “Jane” Norris, who preceded him in death. Bill was a lifelong member of the Garrett community and St. Joseph Catholic Church. He worked for DDK Construction for 20 years and for the City of Garrett for 17 years. He volunteered at St. Martin’s Soup Kitchen and the Garrett Recycling Center. He was well known for his quick smile and willingness to help others. He loved animals, especially his dogs. He was a huge NASCAR and Dallas Cowboy fan.

Bill is survived by many friends

Visitation will take place from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN. In following Governor Holcomb’s mandate – only 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, so you should be prepared to wait outside. Masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory and social distancing will be followed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Garrett, IN with Fr. Jim Shafer officiating. Calling will take place from 9 – 10 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Burial will follow in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN

Memorials are to St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Martin’s Soup Kitchen, or the DeKalb County Humane Society.

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January 10, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738

January 11, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
310 W. Houston St.
Garrett, IN 46738

Mass of Christian Burial
January 11, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church &n


St. Joseph Catholic Church
IN 46738

St. Martin's Soup Kitchen
Garrett IN 46738

DeKalb County Humane Shelter

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