Norma J. (Martin) Middleton

Born: Sun., Feb. 4, 1917
Died: Mon., Sep. 2, 2013

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Norma J. Middleton
February 4, 1917 - September 2, 2013

Norma J. Middleton, 96, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 at 4:00 am in the Rittenhouse Senior Living, Michigan City.

Cremation will take place and entombment will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens Chapel of the Chimes Mausoleum.  Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel of Michigan City.

She was born February 4, 1917 in Prairie City, Oregon to  the late John  & Myrtle (Weddle) Martin. On June 6, 1945 she married Lyman Curry who preceded her in death November 4, 1973.  On January 2, 1978 she married Laurence Middleton, Sr., who preceded her in death on September 14, 1999.  Surviving are  2 Step-daughters, Marcia (John) Stroud of Laporte, Indiana and  Sue (Neil) Sult of Coco Beach, Florida; Step-son, Larry (Pam) Middleton of Michigan City, Indiana; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild also survive.  She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Gladys Kammueller and Edna Mack and a brother, Gene Martin.

Mrs. Middleton retired after 18 years from Carson Pirie Scott, Michigan City as a sales associate in the Estee Lauder Cosmetics department.  She was an entertainer that included singing, dancing and comedy in theatres, Las Vegas, USO Shows working with Bob Hope, The Ed Sullivan Show and Nightclubs all over the country.  She also participated in the Dunes Summer Theatre.  

Contributions may be made to  Michiana Humane Society, P. O. Box 8651, Michigan City, IN 46360.  

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Kim Arvesen Kessler & Steve Kessler
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
My Aunt Norma was such a wonderful person. She was my godmother and I always had a special bond with her. She was a special part of the Arvesen family's and will be dearly missed.

Pat (Thurman) Cullison
   Posted Thu September 05, 2013
My Dear Norma and I shared many years behind the cosmetic counter at Carson Pirie Scott. She was my mentor from the time I was 15 years old until I moved to Colorado in 71. I was just thinking of her on Monday. Such fond memories. She was a special Gal! I love her and will miss her until we meet again. Love to Norma, Patti as she called me (Thurman) Cullison

Rose Pollock
   Posted Fri September 06, 2013
Larry & Pam, We are sorry for your loss. She was a nice lady and we wanted to send our condolences. Larry & Rose Pollock

Patti Retseck
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
Dear Larry and Pam....a bright and beautiful star has been added in the heavens....a.truly dear and very special was our Normie.....she was such a dear friend and a great mentor for me.....I especially liked it when I would call and she would recognise my voice and always you Patti her sweet way. Your in my thoughts and prayers.....Patti

Jackie Nelson
   Posted Mon September 09, 2013
Larry and Pam, I'm so sorry to hear about Norma's passing. She was such a joy to be around. I'm going to miss my "Huggy Bear." Norma was a very classy lady and she knew what she wanted to do every minute of the day. You two were the sunshine of her day. Take care and I will keep your family in my prayers.It was a pleasure to be her nurse.

Keith & Cat Houchins
   Posted Wed September 25, 2013
Dear Larry and Pam,
We are so sorry to hear about Norma. She was a delightful and inspirational lady.
Please know that you will continue to be in our thoughts and our prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Cat & Keith Houchins

Kathy & David Meinhard
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Norma. She was a special lady and a good friend to my mom.

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