Norman Colbert, of Cadillac, handed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Inexperienced Acres Retirement Dwelling. He was 97.

He was born on July 16, 1923, in Derby, Illinois to Bryan and Mary (Carnett) Colbert. Norman married Period Iona Jones on July 31, 1948, in Highland Park, Michigan. The 2 spent 72 loving years collectively.

Norman answered the decision of obligation serving in the US Navy throughout World Warfare II. He spent his profession working as a device provide supervisor for Basic Motors.

Norman loved touring and planning holidays for his household. He and Period traveled to all 50 States. Norman and Period relocated to Cadillac from Waterford to take pleasure in their retirement in 1989. In his spare time, you can typically discover him woodworking, whether or not it was refinishing furnishings, serving to his grandsons with tasks, or bringing antiques again to life. He loved spending time outdoor going fishing or mushroom and berry choosing. He took enjoyment of coordinating with relations in researching their ancestry. Norman was a real Detroit Tigers fan and was in attendance in any respect the 1984 World Sequence residence video games in addition to the final recreation performed on the previous Tiger Stadium. Most of all, his actual supply of pleasure was spending time together with his household, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norman is survived by his spouse, Period Colbert of Cadillac; daughters, Kathryn (Michael) Lueder of Cadillac and Wanda (Philip) Diamond of Maple Metropolis; grandchildren, Andrew (Sushma) Lueder of Stilwell, KS, Jacob (Elizabeth) Lueder of Ada, Kyle (April) Lueder of Cadillac; great-grandchildren, Lekan Lueder, Elan Lueder, John Lueder, Cole Lueder, Araya Collins, Emri Lueder, and Hayden Lueder; sister-in-law, Margie Colbert; and plenty of different loving relations and associates.

He was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, Bryan and Mary Colbert; brothers, Willard Colbert and Raymond Colbert; and sisters, Helen Flanders and Hazel Kopman.

A personal household service was held on the Holdship Funeral Dwelling on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Interment shall be on the Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.

Memorial contributions in reminiscence of Norman could also be directed to Hospice of Michigan and the Church of Christ in Cadillac (6202 W Division).

Condolences and recollections could also be shared with the household on-line at www.holdshipfuneralhome.com

The household is being served by the Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Dwelling.