Norway Current September 21, 2016


Johnson of Gladstone; son James “Sam” (Kimberly) Peach of Webberville; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister Audrey Rhoton of Prudenville; brother Elwood “Woody” Johns of Weyerhaeuser, WI; many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 2 p.m. at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. One of Elaine’s last requests was for everyone to vote for Donald Trump for President. Elaine’s family would like to give special thanks to OSF Home Care Services, especially Katie, for all their care and compassion. Condolences to the family of Elaine may be expressed online at Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years Marie; sons Michael (Sally) Bal of Norway, Patrick Bal of Vulcan and Thomas (Angie) Bal of DePere, WI; daughters Kathleen (Don) Fiorani of Marquette, Donna DuLong of Denver, CO and Suzanne Bal of Green Bay, WI; grandchildren Anne (Mike) Schienke of Clinton Twp, MI, Jill Bal of Chandler, AZ, Amy Fiorani and John Fiorani both of Marquette, Billie Bal and Rachael Bal both of DePere, WI; brothers Joseph “Tat” Bal and George (Betty) Bal both of Norway; sisters Marie Devine of Norway, Patsy (Bill) Zanona of Vulcan and Marge (Lee) Meneghini of Norway; sisters-in-law Bernice Bal and Joan Bal both of Norway; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers John and Wally Bal; his brother-in-law Robert Devine and sister-in-law Margie Bal. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. Parish Prayers will be cited at 7 p.m. on Sunday. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Norway, with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis, presiding. Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery. Condolences to the family of Edgie may be expressed online at Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. Waucedah and Lisa (Peter) Schultz of Loretto; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother James (Eloise) Robinson of Neenah, WI.; numer- ous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Dick was preceded in death by his son-in-law John Zahn, Jr; brothers Dale and Bruce Robinson; sister Shirley Smeester; and by his dog Monty. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. at the Norway Township Cemetery. Condolences to the family of Richard may be expressed online at Arrangements made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

NORWAY- Elaine K. (Johns) Wurschmidt age 70 of Norway, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 7, 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, the daughter of the late Archibald and Katherine (Jones) Johns. Elaine married Leif Wurschmidt on November 16, 2005 in Fowlerville, Michigan. She worked for TRW an assembly plant producing GM brakes for 20 years, before retiring and moving to Norway. Elaine enjoyed crocheting, traveling and a great sense of humor and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Leif; daughters Shari Brockway of Fowlerville, Kathy Rosselot of Fowlerville and Georgiana “Dodie” (Wade) NORWAY- Edward L. “Edgie” Bal age 85 of Norway, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. He was born on June 12, 1931 in Norway, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Smith) Bal. Edgie graduated from Norway High School in 1949. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict until 1954. He married Marie Polomis on August 25, 1956 in St. Rose’s Church in Racine, Wisconsin. He started working for Michigan Bell in 1957 and retired from AT&T in 1991. At that time he started his own business (Bal Communication) and supported the Quinnesec Mill’s phone systems until 2012. Edgie was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Norway, a very active member of the Hall-DeWinter Post #145, American Legion, sat on the Norway City Council, Norway Parks and Recreation Committee and the Norway Electric Utility Board. He was an avid gardener with his special friend and helper Shelly Danielson, he loved fishing and hunting, woodworking with special friends Wayne and Mary Hulce, making and sharing wine and apple juice. He especially enjoyed going fishing in Alaska for the past four years, with special friends Dave and Jeanne Mott. LORETTO- Richard “Dicky” Robinson age 81 of Loretto, died Friday, September 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on December 16, 1934 in Norway, the son of the late James and Eva (Hallgren) Robinson. Dick graduated from Vulcan High School in 1953. He married Helen VerMeulen on March 20, 1953 in Iron Mountain. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2010. Dick owned and operated Robinson Plumbing and Heating since 1974. He is survived by his sons Rick (Linda) Robinson of Waucedah, David (Anna) Robinson of Norway and James (Martha) Robinson of Loretto; daughters Kathy Zahn of Hermansville, Lynda (Terry) Johnson of


Aspen John Harder born August 25 2016 is the son of Shante Cork and Matthew Harder of Norway MI. He weighed 7 lb, 15 oz,. Maternal grandparents are Patrick Cork and Renee Anderson. Paternal grandparents are Thomas Harder and Shannon Harder of Norway. Great-grandparents are Pam Lounds of Norway, Dorothy Marcoulier and Bruce and Linda Strauss of Norway.

Odin Tyler Havens, born August 31 2016 is the son of Peyton Otis and Tyler Havens of Norway. He weighed 7 lb 1oz. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Paris Wartick of Escanaba. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Carol Havens of Loretto. Great-grandparents are Dave and Mary Sgcrecci and Lorraine Perkins.


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