Maynard Marchand, 83

Maynard Marchand, age 83, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital following a short illness.

He was born Nov. 16, 1926, in LaGrange, Ind., a son of the late Charley and Retha (Fleck) Marchand.

On July 14, 1947, he married Martha Della Miller in Angola, Ind. She preceded him in death June 29, 1996.

Maynard had been a resident of Sturgis most of his life, living his earlier years in LaGrange. He had been employed by the Harter Corporation in Sturgis for 46 years before retiring and enjoyed fishing.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Diane) Marchand of Sturgis and Robert (Larisa) Marchand of Sterling Heights; a daughter, Pamela (Bud) Conley of Finley; five grandchildren, Kenneth, Casey, Shaun, Michael and Marc Marchand; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers; and three sisters.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis.

Services celebrating the life of Maynard Marchand will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. George Cleverley officiating.

Interment and graveside services will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.

The family suggests memorial donations be directed to the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post, 264 W. Fawn River Road, Sturgis, MI 49091.

His obituary is also at, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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