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Norris Neil Hallack

September 17, 1927 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Norris Hallack Obituary

Norris Neil Hallack, 96, of Shelby, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023. He was born September 17, 1927, the son of Neil and Jessie (Horton) Hallack.

Norris grew up on his family’s fruit farm on Shelby Road. He was a veteran who served during WWII in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. Norris married his beautiful, loving wife, of 73 years, Margaret (Peggy) Near, on March 17, 1950. He was a lifelong member of Shelby United Methodist Church where he and Margaret attended nursery school together. Norris enjoyed studying the bible and remained strong in his faith throughout his life. In his earlier years, Norris worked as a Greyhound bus driver, he then went to Hooker Chemical, where he retired from, and worked as a chemical operator. After retirement he went back to work at Howmet and then as a courier for the Shelby State Bank.

Norris loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed golfing with his brother Barney Hallack and sister Zella Weaver. He enjoyed his annual trips to Florida with his daughter and family. One of his hobbies was doing Civil War reenactments.

Norris was kind to everyone; he never had a bad word to say about anyone and will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness, strength, patience, and understanding.

Norris is survived by: his wife, Margaret A. (Near) Hallack; children, Jon and Carrie (Flores) Hallack; Jerry and Georgia (Felt) Hallack, and Tammy Hallack; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great-great- grandchildren.

Norris was preceded in death by: his parents, Neil and Jessie Hallack; his sister, Zella Weaver; and brother Bernard Hallack.

Memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the Shelby United Methodist Church, 68 E Third Street, Shelby, MI 49455. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM, Monday, December 4, 2023, and Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 11:00 AM until time of services at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, in Shelby, following the services. A luncheon to follow at the Shelby United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shelby United Methodist Church, 68 E Third Street, Shelby, MI 49455. 

The Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is handling arrangements.

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December 4, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

December 5, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Shelby United Methodist Church
68 E. Third Street
Shelby, MI 49455

Funeral Service
December 5, 2023

12:00 PM
Shelby United Methodist Church
68 E. Third Street
Shelby, MI 49455


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