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Dean Oxton Norris

Dean Oxton Norris, the son of John and Grace (Oxton) Norris was born on January 27, 1923 in Bantry, North Dakota.  He died at the age of 95 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby, North Dakota.


Dean was raised in Bantry and attended Millroy Country School and graduated from Bantry High School.  In 1945, he was drafted to the U.S. Army Calvary, the last fully mounted unit the Army would have.  He was honorably discharged in 1946.  In his younger years, he helped work cattle and helped at the Towner Veterinary Clinic.   October of 1949, he was united in marriage to Viola Isakson in Minot.  He, Viola and her son, Murray moved to Bantry, where he managed the bulk facilities for Standard Oil.  In 1969, the family moved to Towner where Dean took over the management and delivery from the Standard Oil bulk station there.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cards, raising chicken and miniature Belgian Ponies.  He loved horses and enjoyed the rodeo and took part in the chuck wagon races.  He was a member of the Towner Rodeo Association.    


Dean is survived by his step son, Murray (Rosemary) Morin of Fallon, Nevada; step grandchildren, Debbie Servel of Idaho and Jesse Morin of Nevada; four great grandsons; nephews, nieces; other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola in 1998; two brothers, Norman and Keith; and his parents. 


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Towner with burial on Monday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Minot.  Mr. Wally Fretland, officiating.

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