Norvell L. Ericson, 85, died Nov. 27, 2020, at his Newton residence. He was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Moran to Orville L. and Jessie P. Ericson.
On Oct. 2, 1965, he married Jeanie Graves at Wichita, Kan., and she survives of the home.
He served his county in the United States Army Reserves. Norvell worked as a machinist at AGCO in Hesston for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2003. He was a loyal employee and always willing to help out his co-workers. He could often be found tinkering on small engines and fixing almost anything that was brought to his garage. He had a love of gardening and especially enjoyed growing tomatoes and canning his harvest to share.
Orville’s greatest joy was his family, and he greatly looked forward to spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildre,n as well as his loving wife of 55 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanie of the home; sons, Eric (Beth) Ericson and Samuel Ericson; daughters, Connie Stassen and Amanda (Jeremy) Hitschmann; brother, Loren Houk; and sisters, Paula Carter, Annette Brownlee, Deanna Erickson and Katheryn Houk. He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Norvell was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marion Wherrell.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family is having a private service with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.