Norma Arleen Bollinger


Edmore – Norma Arleen Bollinger, age 92, of Vestaburg, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Schneps of St. Louis. Norma was born in McBride on July 24, 1924, the daughter of LeRoy and Mabel (Watts) McConnell. She was raised on the family farm in McBride, Michigan and graduated from McBride country schools. Upon graduation, her and Raymond married, together they raised 3 children where she enjoyed working on the farm. She enjoyed time with grandchildren and attending their sporting events, spending time at the baby pantry, and attending church. Norma was a faithful member of the Ferris Church of Christ.

Norma is survived by three children Crystal (Larry) Martin, Denise (Rich) Bigelow, and Kevin (Kim) Bollinger; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one sister Marilyn Anderson.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Mabel McConnell; her husband Raymond Bollinger; one brother Leland McConnell, and one sister Doris Cook.

Funeral services for Norma will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ferris Church of Christ with Pastor Joshua Rude officiating. The family will be accepting visitors the day of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be immediately following the service at Ferris Township Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church. In Lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute in Norma’s memory are asked to consider either the East Montcalm Baby Pantry or Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

Condolences to the family may be made utilizing the guestbook below.


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  • Rick and OJ Wing (Wednesday, April 19 17 01:03 pm EDT)

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Pamela Narragon Goss (Wednesday, April 19 17 05:09 pm EDT)

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a wonderful person and a friend to many. Sending prayers and condolences.

  • Rick & Sharon Gerlach (Wednesday, April 19 17 06:16 pm EDT)

    Crystal, Denise & Kevin (& families):

    So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a sweet lady and a dear friend to my mom. They were so cute sitting together at the kids' ball games. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rachel & Roger Chase (Wednesday, April 19 17 08:32 pm EDT)

    Denise, so sorry to here of mom's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sue Apple (Wednesday, April 19 17 09:25 pm EDT)

    So very sorry for your families loss. She was such a nice lady and I always admired her energy and spunk. 💕💕

  • Tom and BJ Neuenfeldt (Wednesday, April 19 17 10:09 pm EDT)

    Our thoughts are with your families. We have many wonderful memories of Norma.

  • Allen & Ruth Petersen (Wednesday, April 19 17 10:30 pm EDT)

    Sending love, hugs and prayers for your family. So sorry fir your loss!

  • Linda Fox (Wednesday, April 19 17 10:41 pm EDT)

    Denise, to you and all your family I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs. Treasure your memories

  • Diane (Powers) Malek (Wednesday, April 19 17 11:44 pm EDT)

    So sorry to her about your mom. Prayers to you all.

  • The Fox's (Thursday, April 20 17 10:10 am EDT)

    From our family to yours, we're thinking of all of you and how kind Norma was, with that friendly smile, at every athletic event possible. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  • Fred & Jeanette Vaughn (Thursday, April 20 17 12:46 pm EDT)

    May God bless you with precious memories to give you comfort during this time of grief..Norma was such a beautiful Lady inside and out! Deepest Sympathy

  • Deborah Mason (Thursday, April 20 17 09:40 pm EDT)

    So very sorry to hear of your loss…hugs and prayers.

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