Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 13, 2014

Marilyn Witkop

HOLLAND — Marilyn Witkop, age 70, of Holland, passed away April 7, 2014, at her home. Marilyn was born on Dec. 11, 1943, to Vere and Bernice Carter, of Middleville.

She graduated from Middleville High School in 1962 and went on to attend Hackley Nursing School in Muskegon.

She worked as a nurse in Flint and later in Holland.

Marilyn was very active in her daughters’ lives as they grew up, helping with 4-H, Girl Scouts, ballet and many other endeavors.

She worked at multiple retail stores in Holland, including Cleo’s (formerly Annette’s), Family Fare and Pfaltzgraff.

She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Holland and a current member of Saugatuck United Methodist Church, where she served in many ministries, especially in the United Methodist Women’s Groups.

Marilyn took joy in sending cards and letters to family and friends for any and all special occasions.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Robert.

She is survived by her daughters, Cathy and Michael Dutkiewicz, of Wayland, and Karen and Mark Morgan, of Murrieta, Calif.; grandchildren, Caleb and McKenna Dutkiewicz, Wesley and Rachel Morgan; many other cousins; and close family friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 4 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th Street, Holland. Burial will be prior to the memorial service in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, on Friday, April 25, at 3 p.m. Visitation will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th Street, Holland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Saugatuck United Methodist Church, 250 Mason St., Saugatuck, MI 49453.

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