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Norris Brase


After a hard fought battle, Norris Brase, age 69, went to be with Jesus on Friday, December 9, 2022, surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born June 15, 1953, and lived in Troy, IL for over 60 years. He was a 1971 graduate of Triad High School. He married Sheila (Hines) Brase on May 4, 1979, in Troy. He owned and operated multiple companies, including heating & cooling and construction. Norris loved connecting with people and getting to know others in the communities where he lived. He was a long-time member of Navigation Church in Collinsville, IL and Crossroads Church in Thornton, CO. He was the Chamber President in Troy, a member of the Rotary Club, TBSL baseball coach and involved in Stephen Ministries to encourage others.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Brase; his wife, Sheila, his children Tara Brase, Derek (Shalan) Brase and Kristina (Carl) Ziegler, 7 grandchildren, his brother, Lawrence Brase Jr., his sisters, Leah (Michael) Howton, and Angela (Kent) Terrill. Family, friends and others whose lives Norris touched are invited to Navigation Church, 1205 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL 62234, at 10 am on Saturday, January 7, 2023. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Samaritan’s Purse, an outreach that was dear to his heart.


  1. Anonymous on January 12, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Norris was one of the first men I came to know here at Heritage Todd Creek in Thornton, CO. I had recently joined a men’s Bible study towards the end of 2020. Norris opened his home for one of the meetings just before Christmas that year because the clubhouse meeting room where we usually met was closed due to the virus shutdown. I remember Norris sharing his He and Shiela came to purchase their home here which was just a 2 minute walk from my home. He and Shiela were very gracious in reaching out to me this past summer while I was recovering from open heart surgery. Norris, you will be missed by many in this community…until we meet again. Love you.

  2. Anonymous on January 1, 2023 at 1:36 am

    Such a sweet guy with a big heart!!

  3. Anonymous on December 29, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Barbara and family.
    We were neighbors on Elmer Street, Troy, back in the 1950’s.
    Bud & Sue Klaus

  4. Anonymous on December 28, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Norrise was a great friend thru high school and in our adult life. Not only were we close friends but we often worked together. Norris will truly be missed by all that knew him!

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2023 at 11:47 am

      I went to school with Norris at St. Paul’s Lutheran School as well as Triad High. We were classmates and friends! I was so saddened to hear of his passing. May the Lord comfort his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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