Susan C. Norbom, 66, of Galesburg, formerly of Galva, died Thursday, December 3, 2015, in the emergency room at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, rural Kewanee. Rev. Russell Collister will officiate. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Stevens House in Galesburg or the Grace United Methodist Church in Galva. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Galva, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Susan Christine Norbom was born October 21, 1949 in Kewanee, the daughter of James V. and Mary L. Swanson Norbom. She attended public schools in Wyanet and Galva, Pilot House and Abilities Plus, Kewanee, and KCCDD, Galesburg. Susan lived with her mother from birth until her mother's death in 2008. She moved to St. Mary's Square Living Center for about one year and then moved to Stevens House in Galesburg, living there with roommates and friends for the past six years.
She would tell you her likes and favorites. Susan would also tell you that red is not her favorite color. Likewise with people who were not her favorites. She would ask you specifically how your relatives, friends, and neighbors are, and engage in cordial conversation about things she remembered. Susan had a very good memory for many things. Not quite so good the past few years. Writing and sending cards and letters to relatives and friends was an activity that she shared often with her mother. That, too, faded with the passing of her mother.
Susan could not have had a better mother, and friend, than Mary Louise Norbom. Her mother included her in as many social activities as possible, and attending Grace United Methodist Church was just one of their many routines. She displayed an obvious love for all of her family and friends. She will be missed by anyone who knew her.
Those left to cherish her memory are a brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Patty Norbom, Peoria, and nephews, Evan Norbom, San Francisco, CA, and Ryan Norbom, Peoria. Her parents preceded her in death.