Clarene Joy Norton - 82

7/4/1936 - 11/3/2018

Byron, Illinois

Byron, IL – Clarene Joy “Clare” Norton, age 82, died Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 at the Alden-Park Strathmoor Nursing Care Facility in Rockford, IL.  She was born July 4, 1936 in Hill City, S.D. the daughter of James and Corrine (Wing) Folger.  She was married to Ronald Bjorklund who was the father of her 4 children.  She than married Glen Norton who preceded her in death in 1980.  Clare was a cosmetologist instructor at the Dayton School of Hair Design in Keokuk, Iowa for many years.  Her grandchildren and family where the most important thing in her life.  She loved to do crafts, gardening, puzzles, play card games and dominoes.  She also loved cardinal birds.

She was predeceased by her husband Glen, Son Bruce Bjorklund, her parents, infant sister Edith Amy and sister Alice Brusse.  She is survived by 3 children; Nancy (Michael) Prier of West Burlington, Iowa, David (Bev) Bjorklund of Byron, IL, and Wayne (Marcy) Bjorklund of Oregon, IL, siblings; James (Marcia) Folger of Racine, WI, David Folger of Tybee Island, GA, Albert Folger of Washington State, Raymond (Mary) Folger of Spearfish, S.D., Ruth (Edward) Holman of Kentucky, and Edward (Joyce) Folger of Missouri, 6 grandchildren; Brendon Hamann, Beth (Chase) Phelps, Austin Bjorklund, Brianne Bjorklund, Ashton Bjorklund, and Brittany Bjorklund and great grandson Luke Hamann.  A Memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Wed., Nov. 7, 2018 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 West Merchant Street in Byron, IL with the Rev. Gary Cortese pastor of the Beacon Hill Church of Byron officiating.  No visitation, burial will be private at the Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa. A memorial fund is established in Clarene's name for Alzheimer's research.


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A Memorial service will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL

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