Marlene Bennie, age 88, of Almont, MI died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Heatherton Place Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI.

Marlene Shirley Hannenberg was born May 15, 1931 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late Fredrick and the late Alberta (Kessig) Hannenberg. Marlene grew up in Detroit, MI. She was a graduate of Dominican Catholic High School, Class of 1949. Marlene married Peter Bennie on January 26, 1957 in Detroit, MI. They lived in St. Clair Shores until 1965 when they moved to Romeo, MI. In 1978, Marlene and Peter moved to Imlay City and then to Almont in 1985. Peter preceded Marlene in death in 2017. She was mostly a homemaker, raising her family. Through the years Marlene was employed at Chrysler Motors, Bill Green’s Restaurant in Imlay City, and Turri’s Restaurant in Almont. Marlene was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City, MI and St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden, MI.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathryn (Brendan) White of Sterling Heights, MI, Jeannine Bishop of Almont, MI, Marjeanne Showalter of Almont, MI and Maureanne Bennie of Almont, MI; her sister, Sandra (Dave) Collom; her brother, Duane (Ginger) Hannenberg; four grandchildren, Jim (Krystal) Beldock, Louis Bishop, II, Bradley Showalter, and Danielle (Anthony) Yeager; and three great-grandchildren, Mason, Ayden Marie, and Logan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Bennie; parents, Fredrick and Alberta Hannenberg; and her brother, Gerald (Phyllis) Hannenberg.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Please be sure to sign the online register at to share condolences and memories with the family.