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Dennis Lee Norris, Sr.

August 11, 1942 — June 27, 2023

Twelve Mile, Indiana

Dennis Lee Norris Sr., 80, Twelve Mile, Indiana, passed away at 9 PM Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at his residence surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on August 11, 1942, in Peru, Indiana, the son of Harrold Elbert and Margaret Alice (Blue) Norris. On September 23, 1961, in Logansport, he married Nancy Lee Black, and she survives.

Dennis spent more than forty years with the Indiana Department of Transportation, starting his career working in downtown Indianapolis at the Indiana State Office Building in aerial mapping and planning. He then became Project Supervisor for the Indiana State Highway Department serving for the Fort Wayne and LaPorte INDOT districts. He also did land surveying with his father.

He was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church and most recently associated with Macy Christian. He had been a past Master of the Macy Lincoln Lodge 523 F & AM and had driven for Cass County D.A.V transporting veterans to doctor’s appointments. For many years he had worked as a volunteer at the Indianapolis 500. He also enjoyed woodworking. building, dollhouses, cabins and crafts. He loved helping family with building projects, and he loved his cats.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy L Norris, Twelve Mile; children Mindy Sue (Mike) Burns, Bloomington; Dennis L Norris Jr., Gary; Tina Marie Quick, Twelve Mile; grandchildren Michael S. (Emily) Burns, Richmond, Virginia; Brittany S. (Trevor) Sager, Ellettsville; Adena M. Quick, Twelve Mile; A. Jade Sutor, Logansport; great grandchildren Brooklyn and Brantley Sager, both of Ellettsville; Hannah Burns, Richmond, Virginia; brother Harrold E. Norris Jr, Mexico; sister Ava Sue (Danny) Jones, Upland; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Shane Burns; and sister, Merideth A. Richardson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 A.M. Monday, July 3, 2023, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is from 2 to 5 PM on Sunday, July 2nd. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice, Cause for Paws Logansport, or Cass County D.A.V.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

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Monday, July 3, 2023

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