Marjorie M. “Marge” Nordman, 94, North Manchester, died Oct. 19, 2022, at her home in North Manchester. The eldest of four children, Marge was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Mentone, to Henry Irvin and Thelma Lorena (McFarland) Lockridge.
As the oldest of four children, Marge learned a sense of caring and responsibility at an early age, which she carried throughout her life. She put others’ needs before her own and made sure no one went without. After graduating from Mentone High School in 1945, Marge attended beauty school in Fort Wayne and graduated from there in 1947. She spent many years as a beautician before eventually switching careers and working at Eaton Controls. On June 23, 1951, Marge married Merritt H. Nordman, and the two spent 55 wonderful years together before Merritt passed away Sept. 29, 2006. During the early years of their marriage, Marge and Merritt lived in California, where Merritt was stationed while serving in the military. Their marriage was blessed with many happy times, including the birth of their son, James Allen Nordman. However, less than a year after James’s birth, Marge and Merritt felt the unimaginable heartbreak of their son passing away.
Marge had a true passion for going to auctions and garage sales. She was a collector of anything and everything. In the winters before Merritt passed away, the two enjoyed wintering in Ocala, Fla. Marge loved life and always had a happy demeanor.
The loving memory of Marjorie M. Nordman will be forever cherished by her sisters, Rita Lynn, Wabash and Sue Petrosky, Akron; and several nieces and nephews. Marge was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merritt Nordman; son, James Allen Nordman; and sister, Marilyn Saner.
Family and friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Marjorie M. Nordman, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family of Marjorie Nordman has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.