Marilyn Mae McKnight

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 25, 2019

Marilyn Mae McKnight, 86, of Gladstone, MI and Mims, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November, 24, 2019. She was born to the late Nels and Irene (Viau) Bergeon on May 6, 1933.

Marilyn married the love of her life on July 12, 1952. She worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell and helped Dick with bus runs for McKnight Transportation. Together they raised 8 children. Marilyn loved being a homemaker and splitting her time between Florida and Michigan. She loved having her family all together and cook up a big family dinner. With a favorite dessert to follow. Anyone who knew or loved Marilyn knows she was one in a million. She had a unique way of making everyone she came into contact with feel truly special and loved.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Richard and her 7 children. Dave (Bridgette) Florida, Darryl (Jill) Michigan, Dale (Kathy) Michigan, Dean (Diana) Michigan, Jeff (Susan) Ohio, Lisa (Phil) Florida, Rick (Lori) Florida, 23 Grandchildren, 23.5 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Douglas, and many other loved ones.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 1:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church basement. Marilyn will be laid to rest in Fernwood Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the McKnight family.

17 Tributes for “Marilyn Mae McKnight

    11/24/2019 Heaven gained a beautiful angel! We will cherish the wonderful memories even though our hearts will hurt!
    Love you Auntie Marilyn!!
    Micki, Spencer, Kelsi, Ryan and Watson

    Dick and family my sincere sympathies with your loss. Marilyn was a special lady and kept her family happy. So glad she was able to enjoy her time in Florida where it was warm.

    To the McKnight family, heaven has gained another angel, she was a wonderful and caring lady, thoughts and prayers to your entire family, Todd Holland and family.

    We are deeply sorry for the loss of a great lady. Blessings to the family in their time of need. The world has suffered a great loss and heaven has gained a beautiful angel. We will remember your beautiful smiles and infectious laugh. Although we are hurting now it is now your time to dance and sing with the angels. We love you .

    God has taken my beloved sister to bless her with eternal happiness and peace in heaven. Marilyn has not left us as she remains in our hearts and memories forever. I bet heaven has come alive with her presence. Her love and laughter was infectious. Knowing how happy she must be now with family in heaven helps ease the heartache I feel. I love you sis.
    Helen

    To the McKnight family. I am so for your loss words can’t express my families sympathy. There is a saying and it goes like this. Those we love dont go away,they walk beside us every day. Unseen,unheard but always near, so loved so missed, so very dear. We will miss you auntie.

    Love Dan ,Brenda and joey.

    To the McKnight family. It is hard to lose a loved one that is so dear . Your mom is in God’s hands and what a better place to be living the ultimate dream. She has labored in God’s vineyard and now earned her angel wings. Rejoice as she is happy.
    Love,
    Auntie Helen and Uncle Bob

    To my old friend Jeff, and the entire McKnight family, I offer my deepest condolences. May you find comfort in your memories of this amazing lady.

    McKnight family
    So sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a great lady that would light up a room when she walked in, and then there was her smile always. We will have wonderful memories of her and will be sadly missed! Love you
    Sam& Cheri

    Marilyn..our family will miss you greatly ,you were an inspiration to all your brothers and sisters..you were always so friendly , smiling and nice. Blessed are those who were fortunate enough to know you , I will always remember you walking me to school in my younger days.
    God Bless you;
    Brother Bob and family.

    My first task when I was hired in 1969 was to set up a transportation system for children with special needs residing in Delta and Schoolcraft counties. Dick and Marilyn came to my rescue. They had the cab company in Gladstone and answered my call for help with the establishment of McKnight transportation. Many a stormy winter morning I started my day with a call to Marilyn. As a couple Dick and Marilyn were great to work with and they always had the safety and security of our “kids” as priority one. Our sympathy goes to Dick and the family in her passing.
    John and Maggie Lindholm
    Marquette MI.

    I am so sorry for the loss of wife and mother Marilyn she was a sweet person. And will be missed by family and all who knew her.

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