Daughter of William and Emma Fettig, born January 9, 1930, and died on June 24, 2012 at Sparrow Hospice following a brief, but courageous battle with colon cancer.
Survivors include her husband Dick. They celebrated 58 years of marriage on May 22. Also surviving are her three children, Tim, Terry (Jennette) and Sandra (Kevin) Lovell. Their grand kids, Tom Fox, Rich, Mike and Maria Fox, and Tyler and Mitchell Lovell. Also are sisters, Arlene (Fred) Foltz, Shirley Itsell, Emily (Norm) Daniel; brothers, Lyle (Pat) Fettig, Ken (Maggie) Fettig; brother-in-law Jim Acker, and many nieces and nephews. Marilyn also leaves to cherish her memory many brothers and sisters-in-law, and Fox family nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her brother Wayne, sister Margaret Acker and brother-in-law Charles Itsell and sister-in-law Elaine Fettig.
Marilyn was employed at the time of her death as the Executive Secretary to the Director of Information and Tech. for the State of Michigan. She loved her job and her co-workers, all of whom will miss her. Marilyn graduated from Petoskey High School, Class of 1947. Shortly after High School Marilyn moved to Lansing and was employed at Oldsmobile in the Accounting Division. She left Oldsmobile to raise her family and returned to work for the State in 1978. Marilyn loved her summer weekends at the family cottage on Pleasant Lake. She also enjoyed attending her grandsons football, basketball and baseball games. She was an avid MSU fan, following the Spartan football and basketball teams. The family wishes to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff at Sparrow 5 West and Sparrow Hospice for the kind and compassionate care they gave Marilyn. Marilyn was a devout Catholic.
The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, with Msgr. Bernard Reilly as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will be receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9:30 a.m. until Mass time on Wednesday. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or to St. Mary Cathedral in Marilyn’s name.