Ducat, Norma

Norma Jean Ducat, 55, of Pioneer, Ohio, died Feb. 10, 2017, at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance,  Ohio, following a long battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born Aug. 2, 1961, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Earl O. and Reta L. (Hite) Lee. They preceded her in death.

Norma lived her early life in the rural Fayette and Morenci areas and attended the Evergreen School District, where she graduated high school in 1979. She worked for more than 25 years at the former German Village Products in Wauseon, and after its closing, she worked at A & A Inventory in Liberty Center, Ohio, until her leave due to declining health.

Norma was an avid reader and enjoyed watching daytime soap operas and crime shows. Her greatest love was her family, and she loved being in their company at reunions and cookouts during the year. She was a member of the Alvordton United Brethren Church, and was involved in many of the activities that her church provided.

 She is survived by a daughter, Shannon (and John) Schuller of Alvordton, Ohio; a son, Stephen Ducat (and Carmela Cerda) of Archbold, Ohio; a sister, Isabel (and Glen) Handy of North Adams, Mich.; two brothers, Larry Lee of Pioneer and Allen Lee of Alvordton; her grandchildren, Cari, Chauna and Caylee Whitman, and Wyatt Cerda.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl “Hank” and Robert Lee.

Funeral services are planned at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, with Pastor Dan VanArsdalen officiating. Cremation will follow, with interment at a later date in Winameg Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service

Memorial contributions are suggested to her family to aid with expenses.