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Peggy (Marcus) Norris

1950 - 2021


Peggy Norris-Marcus, of Ontonagon, formerly of Ortonville, age 71, died March 23, 2021 after a struggle with cancer.

Peggy was born February 28, 1950 in Detroit, the daughter of Manuel and Jane Marcus.  She attended Redford High School.

Peggy had a strong sense of community and enjoyed serving others in Ontonagon.  Peggy was involved in the St. Nicholas Project for over two decades; helping to ensure that every family had food and every child received a gift at Christmas.  Peggy also donated her time to her local food pantry.  Peggy assisted with preparing and distributing meals through the Little Brothers Program. In addition, Peggy enjoyed planning and attending classroom parties and fieldtrips with local students through the GOISD.

Besides helping others, Peggy enjoyed spending time with family, especially at Thanksgiving.  She also enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, pet-sitting Sam, and bonfires on the lakeshore.

Peggy was proceeded in death by her husband of 41 years, Michael D. Norris.

Peggy is survived by her sons, Rob (Kim) Miller & Joshua (Jill) Norris; daughters Terri (John) Hartwell & Tammi (Dale) Couture; sister, Terry (Thomas) Birchler; grandchildren, Chase (Alicia) Miller, Benjamin Hess, Jake (Maddy) Miller, Lucas Hartwell, Jake Norris, Sarah Hartwell, Joey Norris, and Jayson Norris; and close friends Tom and Lynda Nordang.

A celebration of life will be held this summer on the shore of Lake Superior.

If you are so moved, donations can be made to the St. Nicholas Project of Ontonagon or the Ontonagon County Cancer Association.

Peggy will be greatly missed.

Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Ontonagon County Cancer Association
P O Box 282, Ontonagon MI 49953

St. Nicholas Project
PO Box 72, Ontonagon MI 49953

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Ruth Wiesen and family

March 26, 2021 4:50 PM

Peggy's husband, Mike, was my cousin. Even though time and distance kept us apart, I always felt a connection to Peggy and her genuine warmth towards everyone.
Much love to all,
Ruth Wiesen
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Elizabeth Codd

April 11, 2021 3:49 PM

Marilyn Curski

April 6, 2021 6:12 PM

I'm very sorry to hear of Peg's passing. I won't ever forget the kindness she and Mike showed my parents while they were neighbors on Houghton Street - Mike and Peg did so much for them. My condolences to her entire family, and I know she will be missed by the entire community.

Bob and Ginger Clark

March 28, 2021 10:21 PM

Rob, very sorry to hear about your mom!

Sandy Niemi

March 26, 2021 8:55 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Peggy’s family. She will be missed. Peggy had a heart of gold. God Bless and keep you in his loving arms as you remember Peggy with smiles and love. Fly high Peggy🙏🙏❤️❤️

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