Joseph Norwood, age 81 of Bottineau, died Sunday at a Bottineau nursing home. Funeral will be held on Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 am until service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Oak Creek Cemetery in Bottineau.
Joseph E. Norwood was the second child of Ann Wilkie and John Norwood. He was born on October 25, 1930 at St. Andrews Hospital in Bottineau, ND. Joe attended Trent School and was later employed at the Bottineau Cooperative Creamery. In 1952, he was drafted in the United States Army where he served with the 194th Combat Engineers in Korea. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. After military service, he was employed by the City of Bottineau in the maintenance department. From there he relocated to Belcourt where he worked for the Federal Government as a heavy equipment maintenance operator.
Joe was active in St. Ann’s Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Post 42. Joe was a model of courage throughout his long illness. He will be missed and will remain forever in our hearts, minds, and thoughts.
Joe departed this life peacefully at the Good Samaritan Home on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores.
Survivors include his sons Jon, Joe Jr., and David. He is also survived by a sister Mae of Mandan, ND and a brother Robert of Upper Marlboro, MD.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.