Thomas E. Norburg, 70, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and formerly of Carroll, Iowa, and Woodhull, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. A rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull, Illinois. The visitation will directly follow from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2022, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Woodhull. Burial will be in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Woodhull, where graveside military services will be conducted. Tom’s pallbearers will be Joel Hambleton, Gordon Hambleton, Don Henrikson, Bruce Herndon, David Norberg, Donald Norberg, Nicolas Norberg, and Scott Plunkett.
Memorials may be given to the AlWood Athletic Boosters or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Tom was born October 12, 1951 in Moline, IL, to Merrill and Betty Liedtke Norburg. He graduated from AlWood High School in 1969 and completed several years of post-secondary education. He served in the U.S. Air Force from July 1970 until November 1971, when he was honorably discharged. He was a skilled machine laborer at John Deere and was most recently employed at the Carroll Times Herald for ten years. Tom was a devout member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Woodhull and Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll, Iowa, and a 4 th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Tom was an avid football and baseball fan, his favorite teams being the Chicago Bears and the New York Yankees. Sports was a true passion for Tom. He was a proud offensive and defensive lineman on the AlWood High School football team, and one of his most cherished memories was when the team won the 1968-1969 Corn Belt Conference Champions title.
Tom’s generous spirit, his playful sense of humor, and his gentlemanly manners will be greatly missed. His love and support for friends and family knew no bounds. He delighted in supporting his nieces and nephews with their high school and college careers in any way he could. He was also passionate about collecting all kinds of books, magazines, and memorabilia, and he joyfully shared these with others.
Survivors include two brothers, James (Sarah) Norburg of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Steve (Stephanie) Norburg of Albany, Illinois; two sisters, Sherry (Joseph) Greteman of Carroll, Iowa; Angela Norburg of St. Paul, Minnesota; an aunt and uncle, Donald and Dorothy Norberg of Andover, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.
His parents and grandparents preceded him in death.