Brett Norman

Brett Eldon Norman, 43, died on April 21, 2018, from pancreatic cancer. Mr. Norman was born in Sioux City to Eldon and Jean Norman. He grew up in Pensacola with his brother Daniel, and loved tennis, chess and the water. Mr. Norman graduated from the University of Chicago and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism , and was a Politico reporter since 2011. He served as a hard-banging, harmonizing drummer in bands including Streganona, Trophy Wives, and Taggin’ Hagstroms. His sons, Everett and Owen, both sport Mr. Norman’s wild curls and inquisitive nature. He was an easy-going, independent thinker, a devoted husband to Kate Dailey, a caring son, a loving father, a protective brother, and a cherished friend. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents Layne and Verda Norman and Werner and Jeanette Nelson. He is survived by his mother, brother, wife, children, aunt Judy Davis (Kim),New York City; uncles Max Norman (Nancy), Pensacola and John Nelson (Lufkin, Texas), and in-laws Marge and Dennis Dailey, Philadelphia, Pa. and five cousins. We will miss him so much. Donations may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research. Politico and its publisher Robert Allbritton established a college fund for Everett and Owen. To contribute, visit:; enter gift code: 29G-812.


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