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Marilyne M. Linderman, age 87, formerly of Tacoma Lake, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016.  The daughter of Noel & Aileen (Blakeslee) Nelson, she was born on February 22, 1929 in Muskegon and grew up in Rockford, where she graduated from high school.  

On July 21, 1950, in Grand Rapids, she married Fay A. Linderman, and together they raised three sons and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Fay passed away on July 29, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents;  a son, Guy Arnold Linderman, Sr. on February 3, 2013; a grandson, Grant Linderman on June 27, 2015;  and two brothers, Keith Nelson and Dennis Nelson.

Marilyne had worked as a school aide and bus driver for the Montcalm Intermediate School District and enjoyed camping and traveling, flowers and gardening, and was a life long animal lover and advocate…  but most of all she delighted in time spent with her grandchildren.  

Surviving are two sons, Craig & Barbara Linderman of Grand Rapids, and Douglas Linderman of Florida;  two sisters, Ann Brown and Vicki Taylor;  a brother-in-law, Jan & Dee Linderman; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

Visitation with the family is from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with a sharing of memories beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  Burial will take place privately at Riverside Cemetery, Langston.

Instead of flowers, Marilyne would have appreciated contributions in her memory to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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  1. Diana (Taylor) watkins on August 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

  2. Helen Hamler on August 9, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Sympathy in the passing of Marilyne. She was a special lady. I enjoyed working with her for many years at the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District. She was, indeed, one of our pioneers in helping to provide special services to our very special population. I always used to get a kick out of Fay’s greetings on the phone when I would have to call Marilyne about something for work. I share her love for animals.

  3. Bill and Lynbe Hughes on August 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

  4. Bill and Lynne Hughes on August 11, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Marilyne was the sweetest, dearest and most generous woman that we are so much better because we knew her. She was a warm and loving companion for my father, Ken. They enjoyed many an evening planning and cooking dinners together. Another favorite with them was Taco Tuesday at Turk Lake. Other special times spent together while watching the Tigers play ball. Marilyne was a very special part of our family for a great many years.

  5. jerry nichols on August 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    sarah, I’m sorry to here about your grandmother, she was a real nice lady, and will be missed, you take care, jerry.

  6. jerry nichols on August 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

  7. Bob & Yvonne Bird on August 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

  8. Stephen Linderman on August 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

  9. Stephen Jan Linderman on August 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Will miss you aunt Marilyn

  10. Danny Linderman on August 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

  11. Mike and Sheri Gavie on August 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Craig and Barb, we were sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always.

  12. Eva and Val Otiepka on May 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    We have so many wonderful memories of Marilyne and her family on the farm in Grand Rapids and at the lake. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

    Lots of love Eva and Val otiepka

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