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Marilyn A. (Westlake) Grose

April 2, 1944 ~ August 26, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Marion - Marilyn Ann (Westlake) Grose (age 77) born April 2nd, 1944 in Pontiac Michigan, passed away on August 26th, 2021 with loved ones by her side. 

Survived by Marilyn (David’s “Daisy”) are; husband, David Paul Grose, her daughters; Suzanne (Urs) Schaffluetzel, Carolyn (Robert) Martinson, Beverly Grose, Heidi (Charles) Wilson, Natalie (Jeff) Dennings, sister, Carolyn (Paul) Sherman, 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great friends. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Pauline (Ebersole) Westlake and sister Jacklyn (Westlake) Skaggs.

Marilyn was raised in Ortonville, Michigan where she met and married her high school sweetheart, David Paul Grose. The couple were married at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church October 7th, 1961, spending nearly 60 years of marriage together.  Marilyn later graduated from Oakland Community College, where she obtained her associate degree and furthered her career as a licensed real estate agent. Marilyn was known for her kind disposition and charitable acts. She shared her talents as a job coach for Goodwill Industries, training disabled individuals.  Upon retiring, Marilyn and David moved to Marion, Michigan where they have been residing for the past 20 years. As a leader in the community, she was the President of the Marion Historical Society Museum, Coordinator of the Mid-Michigan Association of Historical Societies, former President and member of the Eveready Club. In her spare time over the years, she enjoyed volunteering and visiting acquaintances at Autumnwood of McBain, hunting, camping, canning (winning awards for her jams and baked goods), oil and acrylic canvas painting, quilting, needlepoint,family gatherings, and taking long country drives with her beloved husband David. 

Viewing and last respects will be held on Saturday, August, 28, 2021 from 3pm-6pm, and also Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 3pm-6pm at the Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home, located at, 406 E. Main Street, Marion, MI 49665.  Per her wishes, Marilyn will be cremated and a memorial interment ceremony will be held at a later date in Ortonville, MI. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Eveready Club or the Marion Historical Society.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.Fosnaught-Holdship.com  The family is being served by the Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home.  

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home
406 East main Street
Marion, MI 49665

Visitation
Sunday
August 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home
406 East main Street
Marion, MI 49665

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