Friday, September 24th, 2010
Norman J. Marchal, 82, Minster and formerly of St. Patrick, died at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 22, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1927, in Frenchtown to Leo and Emma Treon Marchal. On Sept. 26, 1953, he married Esther Kramer, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Deborah (Jim) Holthaus, Sidney, Dennis (Betty) Marchal, Fort Loramie, Norma (Gene) Knapke, New Bremen, Dan (Judy) Marchal, North Star, Tom (Lucy) Marchal, Cranberry Prairie, and Linda (Ron) Winner, Minster; five siblings, Paul (Vera) Marchal, Versailles, Dorothy Hatcher, Piqua, Thelma (Harold) Barhorst, St. Patrick, James (Eileen) Marchal, St. Paris, and MaDonna Partington, Troy; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three siblings, Francis "Jerry" Marchal, Mary Francis and Cordelia "Dolly" Watercutter.
He was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie and a former member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in McCartyville, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1391 in Minster and The Dayton Buckeye Model "A" Club. He retired from Superior Coach in Lima, Miller Meteor in Piqua and Monarch Tool in Sidney. He was a retired farmer and dealer in used cars. He also was the former owner of Norm's Body Shop in Piqua.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Church in Fort Loramie, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials can be made to the Center for Neurological Development.