Lillian Norklun



Lillian Norklun, age 87, of Medora passed away on May 11, 2024.

Lillian (Lattero) Norklun, AKA “Chop” was born in the Bronx and then moved to Greenport, Long Island at fourteen years old. She was the loving daughter of Dominick and Lila (Santiago) Lattero. After attending Greenport High School (Class of 1954), she worked at Claudio’s Restaurant and at William’s Beauty Shop. In 1960, she married Ross Norklun of Orient, NY. And together they had four children, Ron, Jeannette, Leslie, and Eric.

Following her split from Ross, Lillian moved to Florida. Once settling in her new state, she worked her way to Dining Room Manager of a local restaurant. Lillian retired from the hospitality industry to care for her ailing mother. She would later move to Medora to be near her son Eric and his family. She was an active member of the Medora Senior Citizens Center and served on the board of the Friends of Medora Covered Bridge for many years.

Lillian was of Catholic Faith, and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Lillian was predeceased by her son Ronald Norklun and is survived by her children, Jeannette Norklun of Casselberry, FL, Leslie (Christopher) Mason of Roanoke, VA, and Eric (Lori) Norklun of Medora, eight grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be written in Lillian’s name to the Friends of the Medora Covered Bridge through Hague Funeral Home.

Final wishes have been entrusted to Hague Funeral Home of Medora.

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