Norma Marie Zehr, 86, of Attica, MI, beloved wife of the late Harold Zehr and a much loved mother of Dale (Cathy) Zehr and Marilyn (Lyle) Hibbler, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to all whose lives she touched, went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She was the cherished grandmother of Joshua (Christine) Hibbler, Jeremy (Kimberly) Zehr, Courtney Zehr, Eric (Heidi) Hibbler, Nicholas (Angela) Zehr, Melissa (Zachary) Jolicoeur and Travis (Kristi) Zehr; and the great-grandmother of Emma, Gavin, Caden, Easton, Evan, Abigail, Elijah, Mckenzie, Braylon, Cole, Lilly and Parker. Also surviving are her dear sisters, Anna Mae Gascho, Lorene Shantz and Eileen Lebold; and beloved brother, Lloyd Erb. Norma will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Harold; parents, Michael and Mary Erb; brothers, Nelson, Lorne, and Elmer; and her sisters, Edna, Eva and Florence. Norma was born July 28, 1933 in Millbank, Ontario. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary Erb. She grew up in Millbank, Ontario. Through various family functions, she met and married Harold Zehr on October 30, 1954 in Millbank. They lived all of their married life in the Attica area, where they raised their children on the family farm. Harold passed away in 2014. A farmer’s wife, she was a hard worker; and on occasion, had been known to cook at the Hi-Speed Restaurant at the corner of M-53 and M-21 in Imlay City. Norma loved to cook and has shared that love with her family. Gardening and her flowers brought so much joy, along with quilting. Norma made each of her grandchildren a quilt that will be a beautiful keepsake to each of them. She attended Hunters Creek Community Church. Most of all, she loved her Lord and family. She was a special friend to many and had the gift of talking to anyone she met. Norma will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. We can’t even begin to make a list of names of friends and staff at Suncrest that have loved on Mom in so many different ways. We are grateful for the outpouring of love to her and our family. We hope you realize what a blessing you have been to our family. Mom loved each of you dearly.
We will be having a family graveside service for immediate family at the Bethany Mennonite Cemetery in Attica, where she will rest next to Harold.
The family is planning a celebration of her life for later this summer. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Norma’s name may direct them to either Suncrest Auxiliary or Hunters Creek Community Church.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street (the corner of 4th and Main) in downtown Imlay City. Please be sure to sign the online register book at muirbrothersfh.com to share your
memories and condolences with the Zehr family.