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(Sarah Welliver/The Elkhart Truth)
Ransom A. Norris

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

DIXON, Calif. — Ransom was a hallmark of kindness and loyalty rarely seen anymore in today’s world. He was a caring, thoughtful person whose passing leaves a hole in the hearts of his friends and family.

Ransom was born in Elkhart, Ind., on Oct. 3, 1935, to George and Martha Norris.

He passed away Feb. 21, in his home in Concord, Calif.

A graduate of Elkhart High School Class of 1953, Ransom was an excellent cornet player in the band.

After high school, he attended Franklin College where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, a subject in which he had always had a great interest. Ransom served in the U.S. Army and after his tour of duty ended he settled in California. He worked as a certified nurseryman for many years.

Later in life, he became a devout Catholic and was a member of Knights of Columbus. In addition, he was an avid amateur photographer.

He is survived by his sister Dora and her husband Charles Starkey; nephew Scott and niece Kimberly Starkey; and by another sister, Catherine.

Ransom was interred in Sacramento Valley Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. with full military honors.

Peace be with you on your continuing journey, dear friend.