Norton Chayet of Ankeny


Graveside services for Norton Chayet will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, Iowa, on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m.

Norton Barry Chayet, 82, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at his home in Ankeny, Iowa. Norton was born on August 3, 1940, to George and Francis Ann (Elper) Chayet in New York, N.Y.

He graduated from the DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1958.

Norton served in the New York State National Guard for six years.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Anne Rothmeyer in New York City on Jan. 31, 1966.

Norton worked for Western Union in New York City, AMREP in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Oscar Mayer in Perry and the Compass Group in West Des Moines.

He was a member of the Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Des Moines.

In death he rejoins his parents, George and Francis Chayet.

Left to cherish Norton’s memory are his wife, Elizabeth; children, David (Kim) Chayet of Shorewood, Minnesota, Jeffrey Chayet of Altoona, Barry Chayet of Perry and Randi Peskin of Parkland, Florida; nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Christopher, Benjamin, Lauren, Zachary, Kenadi, Alex, Melissa and Noah; and a sister, Rosalyn Benson of New York, N.Y.

Memorials will be given to his family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at


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