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David B. Norris, 43

David B. Norris, age 43 of New Richmond and formerly of Hudson, died unexpectedly on Saturday evening, March 17, 2007 at the Westfields Hospital in New Richmond.

David was born in Hudson, Wis. on May 24, 1963 to Russell and Elizabeth "Betty" (Schaefer) Norris. David was the youngest of their seven children. He attended school in Hudson, and then WITC in New Richmond, earning his degree as an Automated Packaging Systems Technician.

On Feb. 21, 1998, David married Andrea Blake, and their union in marriage was blessed with twin boys, Benjamin and Joseph. For the past two years, David was employed as a Maintenance Mechanic for Preco Laser Inc of Somerset. He enjoyed working there, and was well respected among his peers.

Although he valued his job, nothing in this world was more valuable to David than his boys. David loved being a father, and he enjoyed every moment he shared with his boys. David also enjoyed life by being outdoors. As a youth, he enjoyed spending time at the family cabin, and as a man, he especially enjoyed turkey hunting each spring. David also liked to hunt grouse, ducks, geese and pheasants along with his faithful hunting dog "Rocky." He also enjoyed trout fishing, grilling up game on the BBQ, and riding dirt bikes in the Blue Hills of northwest Wisconsin.

Family and friends will remember David for his great sense of humor, his special gift for telling stories with great animation, and as a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers. They will also remember him as a devoted husband, dad and brother.

David is survived by his loving wife of nine years, Andrea; sons, Benjamin and Joseph; siblings, Judie (Bill) Knuth of Hudson, Tom

(Marge) Norris of Lakeland Minn., Pat Norris of Milwaukee, Donna

(Joe) Monteith of Somerset, Kathy Linehan of River Falls, and Mary Jo Norris of Hudson; parents-in-law, Tom (Nancy) Blake of Hudson; sister- in-law, Allison (Daniel) von Siebenthal of Switzerland; brother-in- law, Brad Blake of Hudson; his faithful hunting dog Rocky; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. David was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Elizabeth "Betty" Norris; brothers-in-law, Tom Linehan and Bryan Blake; and nephew, Marc Shug.

Funeral services for David B. Norris will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007 at the Harvestime Outreach Church, located at 498 Jacobs Lane in Hudson, with Pastor Randy Simonson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, and also one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.