Donald L. Norris

  • Born: August 8, 1934
  • Died: January 2, 2013
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cemetery

12100 East 13th Street
Wichita, KS 67206
Tel. (316) 684-8200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Norris, Donald L., 78, US Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired founder of Norris Training Systems, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents; James J., Sr. and Amy I. Norris; brother, James, Jr.; sister, Virginia (Norris) Love; parents-in-law, Oscar and Margaret Killman; sister-in-law, Fern Welch; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Killman. Donald is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, David (Anita) Norris of Wichita, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He graduated high school from Seaman High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Washburn University. Following his navy service, Donald indulged in his love of helping people through employment as a dispatcher for both the Topeka Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol. After serving for many years in the Kansas Insurance Department in both Topeka and Wichita, he and his wife, Ruth started and co-owned Norris Training Systems for 26.5 years providing pre-licensing training and continuing education services for insurance agents. Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home. Funeral: 10 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Interment to follow at Lakeview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 N. Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS, 67206.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ruth and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was a very wonderful and caring man. I very much appreciate the friendship and help that your family showed to my parents over the years.

I always looked forward to seeing you and Don on my trips to Wichita. He will be missed greatly by all.

Wishing you the best in this difficult time.


Bruce Eleeson

Posted by Bruce Eleeson - Rapid City, SD - Friend   January 07, 2013

I will miss the kindest and sweetest IRISH MAN I have ever known. Rest in peace with our Lord!

Posted by Linda Harper - Park City, KS - Friend and Business Associate   January 07, 2013

Ruth, David we are so sorry to learn of Don's passing and we offer our deepest sympathy. We know that Don suffered with breathing problems and we also know that you did your best to take care of him. He was always such a jovial person and one to be admired for it. We always enjoyed our visits and wished it would have been possible for you to have made another trip to TN. If you remember, we took you over to Dyer Celebration for 4 of July fireworks, etc. If I remember correctly I think some of the fireworks got out of hand. We will continue to pray for you in the days ahead and may God Bless you during this time of bereavement... I think I may have lost the 1st post and this is a 2nd one.

Posted by Gary Flesher - Milan, TN - 1st cousin   January 06, 2013


Don, I'm really going to miss you and so will my email friends who got to know you through my forwarded emails. I'll never forget some of the funny things you've said when we were kids, really. God be with you and I'll look for you in the Great Beyond someday.

Posted by Donald and Elaine Beck - Rockville, MD - A childhood friend   January 06, 2013

Ruth, I am sorry for your loss. I only met Don a couple of times. He was a very nice man.

Posted by Danny R. Bucher - Wichita, KS - Bowl with Ruth   January 06, 2013

It was an honor to know Don and to work with him. Great business ethics were taught by his example.

I'm glad we got to Honor Dance with you, Don.

Posted by Randy Kenyon - wichtia, KS - friend   January 04, 2013

so honored to know you so blessed to have you as family we will miss you so much we love you

Posted by kenny and kim love - choctaw, OK - nephew and neice   January 04, 2013

Will miss you Uncle Don ,R.I.P.

Posted by Steve Love - Ringgold, GA - nephew   January 04, 2013