Name: Norman A. Leitch
Funeral Date: April 19, 2014
Date of Birth: February 19, 1925
Date of Passing: April 14, 2014
Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, April 19, at Pinnebog United Methodist Church. Rev. Nancy Bitterling, pastor will officiate with burial and military honors by VFW 116 at Colfax Twp. Cemetery, Bad Axe. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 3 to 9 PM Friday and at the church after 10 AM Saturday. Memorial gifts may be direct to the Pinnebog United Methodist Church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.
Surviving Norman are his four children, Nancy (Jim) Cockrell of South Lyon, , Sharon (Mark) Otley of New Hudson and Denis (Barbara) Leitch of Jackson; son-in-law, Ron Adkins of Redford Twp; twelve grandchildren, Erin (Tony) Baker, Kevin Cockrell, Brian Cockrell, Eric Otley, Amber (Cedric) Hunt, Becky (Nick) Smith, Nathan (Jodie) Dondineau, Amanda Leitch, Caroline Dondineau, Curtis Leitch, Brad Adkins and Derek Adkins; great grandchildren, Allison, Emma, Isabel, Emily, Olivia, Zoey, Silas, Sara and Issac; brothers, Johnny (Vernie) Leitch of Walled Lake and Daniel Leitch of Bay Port and sister-in-law, Eunice Leitch of Chandler Twp. Preceding him in death was a daughter, Janet Adkins; five brothers, Eugene, Harry, William, Oliver and James Leitch and three sisters, Myrtle Gebauer, Barbara Hayes and Angeline Gardner.
Norman A. Leitch, age 89, of Pinnebog died Monday evening, April 14, at McLaren Bay Region Hospital, Bay City. He was born February 19, 1925 in Colfax Twp. at the home of his parents, the late Henry and Myrtie (Haley) Leitch. On January 17, 1953 he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Morgan at the Pinnebog Methodist Parsonage. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Redford Twp. where they raised their four children. Norm was a WW II Army veteran, serving with the 10th Mountain Infantry, Ski Troops, 86th Regiment in Italy. He went to work at Chrysler Corp when he returned, starting as a sweeper working his way up to Chief Operator of the Power House. In August of 1987, he retired and they moved back to Huron County where they grew up. Dorothy preceded him in death March 27, 2000. Norman was a member of the Pinnebog United Methodist Church and VFW Post 116, Bad Axe. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling all over the US with Dorothy. Norm was an excellent bee keeper supplying honey to his Pinnebog area neighbors and was a big fan of western novels and movies. He was a generous man always willing to help when needed, and loved time spent with his family and friends.