Marilyn Jean Baaske, 84, of Tecumseh, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, in Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Frederick and Alice (McKinley) Meyer. On May 31, 1947, she was married to Arthur Baaske and he survives.
Marilyn was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir. She had been a Bell Telephone Operator in Ann Arbor, worked for Double A Products in Manchester, and then was a teacher's aide at Porter Center for more than 10 years. She was a member of the American Legion and Herrick Medical Center Auxiliaries, the 50 Plus Exercise Club, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Marilyn was a supporter of the Tecumseh Center for the Arts and was a Girl Scout Leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother. Her family was the love of her life, as was her church, and friends. She enjoyed travelling, flower gardening, and cooking.
In addition to her husband, Arthur, Marilyn is survived by one son, Bruce (Denise) Baaske of Tecumseh; two daughters, Linda (Chuck) Iott of Deerfield and Susan (John) Gibson of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren, James and Jennifer Baaske, Kevin Iott, Shane, Sarah, Justin, Marisa, and Alyssa Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kevin; one brother, Marvin Meyer; and two sisters, Helen Knickerbocker and Joanne Eversole. Marilyn will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh with the Rev. Richard Web officiating. Burial followed in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or to the Charity of Donor's Choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com