Marian Pearl Sidell went home to be with her Lord November 1, 2020 at the age of 94. She was born March 6, 1926 in Holland, MI to Egbert “Ed” and Gertrude (VandenBosch) Bloemsma, moving to Imlay City at the age of six years.

Marian married Edward H. Sidell on January 14, 1947. He passed away June 22, 1977. She was a homemaker, and also worked at the D&C store for some years. God gave Marian a ministry of sending cards and letters; she was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church.

Three loving children survive her: Lori (Terry) Gebhardt of Imlay City, MI, David (Linda) Sidell of Romeo, MI, and Carol (Robert) Anderson. Six loving grandchildren, Kari (Mark) Williams, Kevin (Rhonda) Lomerson, Kurt (Autumn) Lomerson, Eric (Buffy) Gebhardt, Lindsay Sidell and Leah Sidell. Eight precious great-grandchildren, Madison and McKenzie Williams, Treighton and Ashlyn Lomerson, Jenna and Julie Lomerson, and Rhiannon and James Slocum; and one great-great-grandson. One sister, Caroline Hofmeyer of Lapeer, MI; and one brother, Andrew (Nadine) Bloemsma of Florida. She also has many loving nieces and nephews and in-laws.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sidell; her parents, Egbert “Ed” and Gertrude Bloemsma; sister, Janet (Richard) Yntema; brother, Peter (Henrietta) Bloemsma; and her brother-in-law, Herbert Hofmeyer.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Imlay Township Cemetery, 682 N. Fairgrounds Rd., Imlay City, MI.

The family will be available for visitation 11-1 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. There will be a short prayer service at 1 p.m. before proceeding to Imlay Township Cemetery. Reverend Alex Snider, pastor of Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, will officiate.

Due to recent health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing (six feet apart), masks (to be worn at all times), and limited occupation (20 people at a time) of the funeral home will be enforced.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions many direct them to Imlay City Christian School, 7197 E. Imlay City Rd., Imlay City, MI 48444 or Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, 395 N. Cedar Street, Imlay City, MI 48444.

The family would like to thank Earl and Wynette and all the caregivers employed at Heatherton Place for their love, care and prayers during her stay. God bless them all.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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