LAKE LEELANAU — Marilyn Louise Stallman, 83, of Lake Leelanau, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Leland, the daughter of Henry John Steffens and Amelia Edith (Nelson) Steffens.
Marilyn graduated from Leland High School and was very active in her community.
She worked at the Depot Restaurant, Falling Waters Lodge, Fountain Point and Fischer’s Happy Hour.
She volunteered for many local organizations including the American Cancer Society, Cub Scouts and Brownies.
She loved reading, doing puzzles and listening to music.
Marilyn immensely loved her family and they, along with special aunts, Babe Van Raalte and Alida Lawson, were her best friends.
Marilyn is survived by her partner, William Harold Midyett; a son, Leo (Linda) Henry Stallman Jr.; three daughters, Pamela (Anthony) Louise Hurst, Gail (Bill) Lynn Ericson and Janice Sue (Vic) Kiessel; a sister, Gwendolyn Egeler; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeremy, Johanna, Brittany, Chad, Elizabeth and Michael; and 10 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kaleb, Brendon, Rebekka, Jordan, Ayden, Nathan, Rosie, Kellen and Brooklyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo Henry Stallman Sr.; and her siblings, Louis Steffens, Helen Westol and Hank Steffens.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Leland, with the family welcoming friends one hour prior to the service. Private family burial will be held at a later date in East Leland Cemetery. The Reverend Lawrence K. Matro will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 436, Leland, MI 49654; or Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Please share memories and condolences with Marilyn’s family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.