Robert D. Norris, 84, Victorville, Calif.

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Robert "Bob" Norris died Feb. 9, 2018.

Bob was born Aug. 18, 1933 in Beloit to Paul and Esther Norris. He was a graduate of Beloit High School, Class of 1951. He resided in Salina where he began a lifelong career as a Teamster Semi Truck Driver. He raised his family for over 30 years in La Vista, Neb., and upon retirement moved to Victorville, Calif.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his siblings, Theda Williams, Lela Marie Stelter and Curt Norris. Survivors include his devoted wife of 57 years, Melvina Norris of Victorville; his brother, Jerry Norris (Sharon) of Salina; his children, Janell Norris Tomlin (Randy Tomlin) of Roseville, Calif., Richard Norris (Ashlyn Norris) of Copperas Cove, Texas, Kyle Norris (Ilonna Brown Norris) of Katy, Texas; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.


Noma Wilson, 91, Beloit

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Two Trojan boys named NCAA All-League basketball

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Harris signs with CCCC Thunderbird wrestling

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