Lois Aileen (Norell) Hatch

January 16, 1947 ~ August 4, 2021 (age 74)


       Lois Aileen Hatch (Norell) joined her husband, parents, and sister at home with her Lord on August 4, 2021. She was born on January 16, 1947 in Ishpeming, MI. She married Rev. Bruce C. Hatch on June 24, 1972.

       She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Bruce C. Hatch (deceased 2001), parents, Vemer (deceased 2002) and Marian Norell (deceased 2003), and her sister, Lynn A. Norell (deceased 2009).

       She is survived by her son, Kevin Hatch of Hagerstown, MD; granddaughter, Aylah Hatch of Hagerstown, MD; grandson, Otis Hatch of Hagerstown, MD; her brother, Roy Norell (Darlene) of Chesterton, IN; and brother-in-law, Paul Hatch (Jenny) of Minnesota.

       Lois graduated from Negaunee High School in 1965 and graduated from Adrian College in 1969 with a Teaching degree and a minor in Pipe Organ. She was very active in the United Methodist Church her whole life, especially in the United Methodist Women. She was also a church organist for many years. She was currently a member of the Chesterton United Methodist Church. In her free time, she loved to sew and quilt.

       She and Bruce served several churches in central Michigan, including Beaverton/Dale, Poseyville, Sanford and Ishpeming Wesley in the UP. She lived in Traverse City, MI, Claire, MI, Saginaw, MI, Beaverton, MI, Midland, MI, Sanford, MI, and Ishpeming, MI, prior to moving to Chesterton, IN to live with her brother and his wife in 2014.

       The family would like to thank Rittenhouse Village of Valparaiso, Amedisys Hospice and Dr. Devine for their excellent care.

       A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

       Memorials may be directed to Marquette Hope Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Ave, Negaunee, MI 49866.

       Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN. Please share your wonderful memories with the family at


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