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|Ralph David Norris 1931 ~ 2017
Ralph David Norris was born January 12, 1931 in Salem, Missouri to Murt and
Bessie (Halbrook) Norris and passed away August 28, 2017 in Salem,
Missouri at the age of eighty-six years.
Ralph honorably served in the United States Army from October 1952 to
September 1955 and achieved the rank of Specialist 2nd Class. On
November 27, 1954 Ralph David Norris was united in marriage to Heidi Cecila
Luer in Germany. Ralph and Heidi were wed for sixty-one and 1/2 years and
she was his world. Ralph worked many years for the St. Louis Metropolitan
Police Department, eventually retiring from there in 1988. He enjoyed
country music, rose gardening, science fiction and was a Star Wars fan.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Murt and Bessie Norris; wife, Heidi
Norris; son, Michael Peter Norris; and brother, Donald Lee Norris.
Survivors include his nephew, Pat Norris and wife, Laura, Salem; cousins,
Clydene Pennington, Independence, Kathleen Johnson, Park Hills; great
nieces, Casey Westerman, Republic, Chasity Norris, Springfield; great
nephew, Scotty Westerman, Salem; two great-great nephews; one
great-great niece; and special friend, Ginger Breckenridge, Ellisville.
Ralph will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral service for Ralph David Norris was held Thursday, August 31, 2017
at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Chaplain Dennis Ulrey officiating, a
eulogy was given by Ginger Breckenridge and special CD selections were
played. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Cedar
Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
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January 12, 1931
August 28, 2017