Norman E. Chriest, Sr.

Saginaw, Michigan
December 17, 1936 - March 19, 2020

Obituary Notice

Norman E. Chriest, Sr., age 83 of Hale, formerly of Flint, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Margaret. Loving son; Ed (Angie) Chriest of Jacksonville, FL. Adored grandchildren; Lauren N. Chriest and Lindsey H. Hallet.

Mr. Chriest was born on December 17, 1936 in Flint, Michigan to the late Edward and Eva (Erskine) Chriest. He graduated from Bendle High School in 1954 and then served our country with the United States Army. He retired from General Motors where he was known for his gentle and effective approach toward working with others. Norman was a member of Duck’s Unlimited and enjoyed hunting, fishing, time spent on Sage Lake, snowmobiling, bowling and cherished time with family and friends.

A private entombment service will be held at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum in Saginaw, Michigan.


Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Norman to the American Cancer Society (


Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum


So sorry to hear about Norm's passing. He was a long time customer of mine at the Barbershop and also my lottery buddy. He will be deeply missed. Prayers for his lovely wife Margaret
— Debbie Metz
My dad, Wayne Bovee worked with Norm at AC Spark Plug and has very good memories of their time spent there. Norm was also a great customer at Alwards. He will be missed.
— Terry Bovee
Norm was such a special friend when we both were employed at AC. Special thoughts and prayers are being sent to his family. Chris and Stan Richards
— Chris Richards

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