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Norman F. Plourde
Date of Death: November, 29 2020

          Norman F. Plourde, 84, Cornell, passed away Sunday Evening November 29, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on November 24, 1936 in Escanaba, son of the late Joseph and Leola (Dalbeck) Plourde. On June 20, 1964 he married Ann LaLonde.
          Norm started his own business logging in 1977 and worked in the woods until his retirement in 2017. He loved "old" country music, going to bike night on his Harley every Thursday, going to camp, splitting firewood, cutting hay, showing Percherons with family and friends for many years. He also enjoyed going to horse sales with his good friend: Joe Schomer for many years.
          He is survived by three children: Joe Plourde, Dawn (Joe) Hereau and Beckie Plourde, grandchildren: Kim and Dylan Plourde, brother: Donald Plourde, sister: Charlotte (Rodney) Rousseau, sister-in-law: Beverly Plourde, brother-in-law: Francis "Butch" LaLonde, as well as many nieces and nephews and special friends: Bob and Ed.
          Norm was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Laurel Malnor, brother: Gerald Plourde, brother-in-law: Mat Malnor and sister-in-law: Betty Plourde.
          Due to the current health restrictions, there will be no public services at this time. He will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery with Fr. Rick Courier leading committal prayers.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Plourde family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "Many Prayers for Norm & Your Family! He was a Very Special Man !!! And will be Deeply missed by so many!!! 💗💔💗"
    -Julie Johnston

  • "Your dad was a huge part of my life growing up. I have so many memories... him playing his guitar and singing, us making a haunted house in the basement and taking him through it and him pretending to be scared, his nickname for me..String Bean, going up to camp and spending the night...I could go on and on. He was a great man. I will miss him. Love you guys and love you Norman. Cherry"

  • "Our love and prayers to Joe, Dawn and Beckie. I remember your dad from our young years and how he always had such a good laugh. Hard working, good guy. Our sincere consolences. ❤️"
    -Carla (Carlson) Lauren

  • "My condolences to your family. Lots of memories with your dad growing up Beckie, hugs and prayers, he was a great person. "
    -Tami ( Larson) Aderman

  • "From grade school at Cornell he was a friend of a life time. Teacher took his ice skates away because he was skating to fast. From hauing railroad ties from their sawmill to the dock in Cornell, Dodging each other with the logging trucks when we met. He had the old yellow Reo. Only 13/15 yearsold then. A very lot of memorys Prayers to all his family Rest in peace Norm. Dave Carlson"
    -Dave (Carol) Carlson

  • "Norm and I lived on the Boney Falls Road a few miles apart and rode the same school bus to the school in Cornell with Mrs. Larsen the teacher. I relocated to another state and when I visited Escanaba and Cornell I would often seen this logging truck with Norman Plourde on the top of the cab. On the road to the farm I would pass the place where Norman kept his beautiful Percheron horses. Later years Norm and I had a mutual friend Eddie who kept me informed of Norm's life. To Norm's children my deepest sympathy. Rest in peace Norm. "

  • "I was certainly saddened to hear about Norm's passing. I certainly have many fond memories of him. May God bless. See you down the trail Norm."
    -Rick Sanville

  • "So sorry to hear about norman he was a remarkable person with a wonderful family that my thoughts and prayers are with you all."
    -Gardner McKay

  • "Beckie, Dawn and Joe: Your dad was a neat guy. We remember him growing up, he was a good friend my brother Norbert. Beckie and John brought him over to our home at Christmas 2018. Had a fun time. Our prayers are being said for the Plourde families and all. Norm will be missed. God be with you all."
    -LeRoy & Carol Cooper

  • "I was sorry to hear of Norm's passing. My husband Doug and I knew Norm very well, and had a lot of fun with him at Logging Congresses, racing, and through the logging business. "
    -Judy Possi

  • "So Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers. He was a good friend and Will be missed. Ron & Pat Carlson"
    -Ron & Patricia Carlson

  • "So Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers. He was a good friend and Will be missed. "
    -Ron & Patricia Carlson

  • "My thoughts and prayers for all his family. And deepest sympathy for all of you. I’ll always remember that great smile and laugh of his!"
    -Kristi LeMay

  • "A good heart has stopped beating a good soul ascended to heaven. We both are very blessed to have known and to be friends of Norm.. prayers to all the family."
    -Bill Schultz & Donna Cavill

  • "So very sorry to hear about Norman. I enjoyed spending some time with he and Jerry and Donald, as well as the rest of the Plourde family when Aunt Elsie and I visited several times years back. Lots of laughs. Got a great tour of the beautiful deer camp too. Norman and your family will be in my prayers."
    -Dave Johnson

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