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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Monday January 24th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Tuesday January 25th, 2022
11:00am

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Norman W. Bratton, Jr.

Norman W Bratton, Jr, age 69, of Delta, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 after a short illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 11, 1952 to Norman W, Sr and Jeanne (Davidson) Bratton. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1970, Metamora, Ohio, then married Vicky (Weber) on September 28, 1974, and had 3 sons together. He had been a printer with Mustang Corporation and Shipman Advertising before deciding to farm full-time for Bratton Farms. Norm grew up on a farm and was happy to be back at what he enjoyed doing. He loved having his grandson by his side every chance he could, riding in the tractor or combine, teaching him the ropes of farming.

As a dedicated member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, he served as President, Treasurer, Board Member, and Chairman of several other positions. You could always find Norm working the popcorn machine and selling water each year at the Fulton County Fair’s Farm Bureau tent.

He was an avid Ohio State football fan and loved playing and coaching softball for most of his life. What he loved the most was his family time, playing cards, board games, or, whatever his grandkids wanted him to do.

Norm was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Ohio, where he faithfully served his church family wherever he was needed.

Norm is survived by his wife, Vicky; sons Landon (Allyssa) Bratton, Christopher Bratton, Nicholas (Rebekah) Bratton; granddaughter Molly Bratton; grandson Jonathan Bratton; 9 brother-in-laws; 8 sister-in-laws; 13 nephews; 9 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Diana Figy; nephews Eric Pfost and Will Figy.

Family and friends may visit at Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St, Swanton, Ohio, on Monday, January 24, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 pm. There will be a 1-hour visitation on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10:00 am prior to the funeral service at 11:00 am at Weigel Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at Fulton Union Cemetery, Delta, Ohio, following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Farm Bureau, Bethany Baptist Church, or directed to the family.


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Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of Norman Bratton, Jr.

Mr. Terry Smallan and Dr. Christine Smallman Jan 30 2022 10:29 PM

Oh Vicky, I'm so very sorry to hear this news! My condolences to you and your family!

Deb Kauffman Jan 26 2022 7:28 AM

You are in our hearts and our prayers. We are just heartbroken for you

Debbie Vermillion Jan 24 2022 9:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norman Bratton, Jr.

Debbie Vermillion Jan 24 2022 9:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norman Bratton, Jr.

Jacque Bettinger Jan 24 2022 8:50 PM

Vicky, You & your wonderful family are in our prayers!

David Jackson Jan 24 2022 12:03 PM

Norm and his cousins would build tunnels in the hay in the barn loft on weekends. During the week, Norm would rearrange them, so every weekend would be a new adventure finding your way through the tunnels. He was a great cousin and will be greatly missed.

Kathy Keough Jan 24 2022 10:06 AM

I am so sorry Vicky, Landon, Cris and Nick for your loss. Norm was such a kind man and a loving brother-in-law. I can still hear his laugh! I will miss him and cherish my memories. Norm will be farming with my Dad now and cheering us on so we can join him ✝️🙌🏻❤️ Love always,
Aunt Pam

Pam Clark Jan 24 2022 7:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Norman Bratton, Jr.

Pam Clark Jan 24 2022 7:34 AM

Vicki and boys, I am sorry for your loss. Norm was one of the good guys. He will be missed. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.

Bev Griteman Jan 23 2022 10:25 PM

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