A memorial service is at 11 a.m., Sept. 7 at the Wasilla LDS Stake Center on Bogard Road. A celebration of life will follow immediately at Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds.
Adam was born in Palmer on Aug. 16, 1983, to Steve and Khristine Norton. He grew up in Palmer with two sisters, Lesli and Malori. Adam graduated from Palmer High School in 2002, where he excelled in football, hockey and snow-machine racing.
Adam thrived on hunting, fishing, flying and the great Alaska outdoors. Family was everything to Adam. He loved being a father more than anything. His smile brought happiness to everyone he met. He was generous in his love to others, in his desire to help whenever it was needed. He was a gentle and kind spirit to all. He was a true example of a devoted, loving and kind son, brother, husband and father.
Adam was known as an excellent builder of both traditional and log homes, as well as commercial structures. He was appreciated by his clients for his craftsmanship and customer service.
Adam is survived by the love of his life, Mary Kenshalo; their son, Dylan; parents, Steve and Khristine; sister, Lesli Swanson; nephew, Riley; and sister, Malori Norton. Adam was loved and blessed with a huge family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and countless friends who loved him.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been established at Wells Fargo Bank.
Source: Frontiersman, 5 September 2013