Norman Pardike1922 - 2011
Norman A. Pardike age 89 of Rogers City.
passed away October 20, 2011 in Belknap Township.
The fourth of eleven children, he was born March 6, 1922 in Rogers City to
Theodore and Mary (Schleben) Pardike.
Norm attended the Rogers City Public Schools and joined the Civilian Conservation
Corps on August 7, 1941 at Camp Black Lake at the age of 19 years. He was
honorably discharged on February 6, 1942 from the Silver Creek Camp in
East Tawas. From March 1942 until September of the same year he sailed on the
Great Lakes aboard the Munson and Robinson. He was inducted into the
United States Army in September of ‘42 during World War II and served as a
Corporal in the Pacific Theater. Departing the United States on February 25, 1943,
he served for 2 years and 9 months overseas, and was awarded two Bronze Star
Medals. Norm was honorably discharged on December 4, 1945. After a few months
in Rogers City he moved to Detroit to find work at the Budd Company where he
was employed from March of 1946 until retirement in 1976.
He married Anna Marie Tischler at St. John Lutheran Church in Rogers City
on May 3, 1952. They lived in Detroit where Anna Marie died on February 15, 1956.
In 1963 he married Marjorie Highland Burnell in Auburn Hills where they lived and
raised her four children. After retirement in 1993, Marjorie and Norman moved to
Rogers City. Marjorie died in May of 2000.
Mr. Pardike is survived by:
his step-children, David (Wanda) Burnell, Steven (Renee) Burnell,
Marilyn Rosenbloom, and Roxanne (Jerry) Burgard;
3 brothers, Marlow (Eleanor) Pardike, Guy (Ann) Pardike, and
Theodore (Catherine) Pardike;
1 sister, Rose Mary McDonald; and
many nieces and nephews.
Norm was preceded in death by:
4 brothers, Merlin, Harold, Robert and Baby Boy;
2 sisters, Elva Werth and Virginia Srodes;
first wife, Anna Marie and
second wife Marjorie.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home Monday from 12-Noon through time of
funeral at 1:00 p.m. Rogers City VFW with accord full military honors following the
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