Norma M. Marchand

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Norma Marie Marchand, 83, of Gaylord, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Norma was born to Robert and Norma (Rivard) Kebbe, on March 25, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan. In 1963, she married George Marchand and in August 2021, they would have celebrated 58 years of marriage. They moved to Gaylord 20 years ago and enjoyed many years of retirement. Norma especially loved the time she spent walking in the woods and working in her many garden beds. Always a doting grandmother, she loved visits with her grandchildren and shopping for birthdays and holidays. She had devoted her life to raising her children and caring for her family. 

Norma is survived by her husband, George; children, Paul Marchand of Eastpointe, Mike Marchand of Vanderbilt, Sally Hoedel (Joe) of Traverse City, and John Marchand (Rebecca) of Berkley; and eight grandchildren, Valerie, Ian, Hope, June, Tess, Jillian, J.J. and Megan.

Norma was preceded in death by her daughter, Molly Marchand.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. located at 5381 Old Alba Road, Gaylord, Michigan. Please join the family in celebrating the life of Norma Marchand.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Solanus Casey Center, 1820 Mt. Elliot St., Detroit, MI 48207, or St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735 through the WeShare website at, or through the Nelson Funeral Home.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

2 comments on “Norma M. Marchand”

  1. Jim & Barb Lappan

    George- We are so saddened by reading the passing of your Norma. Please know our sincere thoughts are with you throughout the grieving process. May the Lord Bless her soul and Peace be with you.

  2. Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

    On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Norma. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of Norma’s life. Please be assured of the brother’s prayers for the entire Marchand family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Norma.

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