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Hershell Norrod

February 14, 1938 — August 17, 2023

Battle Creek

Hershell Norrod, 85, of Battle Creek passed away at home, Thursday, August 17, 2023.

Hershell was born February 14, 1938 in Crawford, Tennessee to Otis H. and Wilma (Brown) Norrod. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a typesetter and printer at Michigan Central Press for more than 40 years. Hershell’s favorite pastimes were solving cross word and jigsaw puzzles and he was an ace at Jeopardy. He also enjoyed many years of golf, bowling, the casinos and traveling to visit friends and family. His favorite music was Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

Hershell is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Hagan) Norrod; children, Craig (Susie) Norrod, Theresa (Tony) Payne and Michael (Jennifer) Thiel; grandson, Cameron Thiel and brother, Kenneth (Kathy) Norrod. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jodelle (Greensmith) Norrod and son, Bart Norrod.

Hershell will be interred at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI with full military honors on September 15, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Personal messages for Hershell’s family may be shared at

Service Schedule

Past Services

Military Honors

Friday, September 15, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 W Dickman Rd, Augusta, MI 49012

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