Norman Chilton was born Sept. 17, 1938 and passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Nov. 10, 2023.\n\nNorman was born and raised in Durand, IL– Son of Norman and Gladys Chilton. He graduated from Durand High School in 1956, where he earned his nickname Stormin’ Norman on the basketball court. He graduated from Wisconsin State College Whitewater in 1961 before serving in the Army National Guard. \n\nNorm married Thomasetta Matuszewski in 1969. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this past June. They were best friends and great jitterbug dancers. \n\nNorm began selling real estate with his father and together they grew the family business, Chilton Real Estate. Norm sold homes and farms in the Durand area until he retired. He sold some of the first homes at Lake Summerset and continued to shape it into the community it is today. Durand awarded Norm 'Businessman of the Year’ in 1996. Norm believed an honest business deal can be closed with a hand shake. \n\nNorm also enjoyed time on his farm where he farmed the land; raised cattle; and drove through his fields on his 1938 Ford Ferguson, a tractor he had been driving since he was six years old. \n \nNorm was a kind, honest man who walked through life with a skip in his step and a smile on his face. To know him, was to love him.\n\nNorm is survived by his wife Thomasetta Chilton; daughter Melinda (Andy Goldberg) Chilton; son Eric Chilton; twin grandsons Eli & Waylon, and their big brother Logan; mother of grandchildren Jenn Haughton; sisters Eve Jean (Bill) Rethwisch and Mary (Mark) Roush; sister-in-law Mary Ann (Mike) Hughes; brother-in-law Larry Matuszewski; many nieces and nephews; and his cat, Angus. \n\nNorm was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Gladys Chilton, parents-in-laws Thomas and Jenny Matuszweski, and brother-in-law Gerald Matuszewski. \n\nA funeral ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. on November 18, 2023 in Durand United Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Bryne officiating. Burial will be in Durand Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the Church from 10:00 a.m. to time of ceremony on Saturday. \n\nIn lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601and the Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Shriners Hospitals for Children PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.