Norma Jean Bachman Williamston Norma Jean (Sober) Bachman, age 78, passed away September 7, 2010. Norma was born in Lapeer, Michigan on October 2, 1931. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George W. Bachman; and sister, Mary Allen. She is survived by her son Mark (Diana) Bachman; granddaughter, Sara (Mark) Hammig; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Georgie Hammig; brothers, Wayne (Nina) Sober and Don Sober; honorary family members, Robin and Keith Shear; and many close members of the Bachman family. During her life, Norma enjoyed world travel, baking her famous sugar cookies, crocheting, her love of dogs and bowling leagues in which she held several offices. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 269 and the Bailey Lake Club where she and her husband would spend summers together catching fish. She will be missed by all. A special thank you to the caring staff at Riverwind Senior Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 205 E. Middle St, Williamston with visitation an hour prior to the service. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 10 at Noon at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan. Those desiring may make contributions to Society of The 5th Division, 8653 Miroballi Drive, Hickory Hills, IL 60457-1062 or to the Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 in Norma's memory. Online condolences may be made www.gorslineruncimanwilliamston.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2010