At 10:50 a.m. on January the 6th., surrounded by her loved ones; a beloved wife, mother, sister, and nana took her last breath and went headlong into the waiting arms of Jesus. Marge was a loving, caring, and nurturing wife who is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ron, and her sons, Ron III (Rachel), Steven, and Shawn (Allyson). Marge was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred; her father, Buford; and her sisters, Brenda, and Carol. Marge was a dedicated grandmother whose grandchildren affectionately referred to her as “Nana”. She leaves behind grandsons, John, Christopher, Ben, and Donovan, and granddaughters, Grace, Maya, Halie, and Harper Jean. Marge spent her life in the service of other people and focused only on spreading love and joy. She was a friend, a mentor, and always the first to offer a listening ear and comforting hug. Marge was a life-long Tigers and Red Wings fan, and an Ohio State Buckeyes fan (if only to poke fun at her family’s dedication to the Michigan Wolverines.) Her thunderous “Go Buckeyes!” will be missed echoing through the halls of her home, along with the smell of her baking. Visitation will be held at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont, on Thursday, January 13th from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Friday, January 14th at 11 a.m. at Stegenga Funeral Chapel. Funeral procession and entombment service to follow. Flowers are greatly encouraged.
“You were more than any of us ever deserved.
Till we see you again, Beautiful.
Our broken hearts, forever indebted to yours.”
I miss you my friend. So much.
- Sharon Smith
It is funny how fast the years go by on this earth ....but when our days are over here , and our life stops here…..that isn’t all there is, is it?...that isn’t all there is….how we have spent our days, all the people we have been good to or bad to will still have what we did in their hearts, feelings and reactions to what happens in their everyday lives….and won’t we all meet together in God’s heavenly home, and won’t every knee bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord…. and then some will be sent away…but all who have their names written in the book of Life will be together for eternity….thence this feeling of being apart will never ever be again…..Praise God! Amen in the precious name of Jesus…..Thank You Father God for Margie….thank You for all the days we got to have her here with us…...
- Vicky Perry
I first met this amazing woman over 3 years ago when I started at Farmers/Foremost. We were on the same team for over 2 years and I’ll never forget the first time I met her. She loudly announced to me that she was the mom for the team…and boy was she. I could share so many stories…like the time I got off the phone from a really hard call and asked her for a hug…and of course she willingly gave it. I also remember the time she got so annoyed with me when I came to our team meeting before her and sat next to Kerri first. She promptly told me it was her spot and told me to move. 😂 I was sure to sit on the other side of Kerri at our next meeting. ❤️ She could always make us laugh during team meetings. When we were still in the office she was the social butterfly for the floor…she’d walk around on her breaks just chatting with people and bringing a smile to everyone’s face. I also remember when she asked my wife if she could be friends with her because she wanted to see more pics of our babies…and my wife approved it without even asking me who Marge was because she had heard me talk about her so much and she already loved her. And most importantly, she loved Jesus…
It is with tears in my eyes that I am writing this now. You will be missed, Marge…so much. But I know you aren’t suffering anymore.
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (ESV)
- Jason Hunsicker
Margie, I wish someone would tell me this is all a bad dream. I just can’t wrap my head around this nightmare. To Ron, Shawn, Ally, and the rest of the family, I’m keeping you all uplifted in prayer. Seriously my heart is broken. Rest in Glory my beautiful friend. I’m proud of how hard you fought. I love you my life long friend.
- Sharon Smith