Marion Strump, age 85, of Lapeer, MI, died Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Stonegate Health Campus of Lapeer, MI. Marion Rosalie Strump was born March 22, 1938, in Imlay City, MI. She is the daughter of the late Anthony and the late Mary (Nagy) Strump. She grew up in Imlay City, MI. Marion is a graduate of Imlay City High School and she was a Co-Salutatorian, Class of 1956. She continued her education at Lawrence Tech University in Detroit. Marion also completed a Master Gardening program through Michigan State University Extension, in her retirement years.

She was an Advertising Account Executive and co-owner/operator of Management Marketing Services in Royal Oak, MI, performing contract work with Ford Motor Company Trucks. After Marion retired, she returned to Lapeer to care for her mother.

Marion was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden, MI, the Society of Hope and Charity, and the Royal Oak Elks Club. She enjoyed the great outdoors, participated in the annual tea at Suncrest and playing cards with her friends in Capac and Port Huron. Most of all, she liked spending time with her nieces, nephews, and their friends.

She is survived by her sisters, Margaret Pavey of Lapeer, MI and Marcia Spencer of Stanton, MI; her brother, Tony (Sue) Strump of Lapeer, MI; and brother-in-law, Daniel Erla. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Sherry (Renee) Spencer, Rob (Tina) Spencer, Joan (Craig) Helwig, Dan (Kristen) Erla, Doug (Michele) Erla, Jan (Matt) Zimba, and Daniel (Heather) Galvan.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Mary Strump; sister, Marlene Erla; her brothers-in-law, Ed Pavey and Bob Spencer; and her niece, Theresa Spencer.

The Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 700 Maple Vista, Imlay City, MI. Interment of Marion’s ashes will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Marion’s memory may direct them to: McLaren Hospice, 1515 Cal Drive, Davison, MI 48423; Sisters of St. Joseph, 3829 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048; or Sisters of St. Joseph, Nazareth Center, 2929 Nazareth Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048-2611.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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