Skelcy, Marilyn K., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Monday May 7, 2012. Age 71 years. Marilyn Kay Calkins was born November 3, 1940 in Saginaw to the late JL and Dorothy (Meisel) Calkins. She married Robert J. Skelcy August 24, 1963. He predeceased her January 25, 2007. Marilyn was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church. She was employed as a medical technologist at Saginaw Medical Center, where she spent her entire career and retired as a supervisor. Marilyn was an avid knitter and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family. She was a strong and intelligent woman who overcame many challenges throughout her life and passed that determination on to others. Surviving are two sons, Martin J. (Joanna) Skelcy of Rockford, IL and Stephen D. Skelcy of Saginaw; one brother Jerry (Sally) Calkins, Leawood, KS; two sisters, Diane (Alvin) Vogtmann of Bay City and Cindy (William) Hoefling of Canton, MI; and many other loving family members and friends. Marilyn was predeceased by her son Robert Skelcy II. Funeral service will take place on Friday May 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S. M-47). Rev. Fr. James Heller will officiate with interment to follow at Kochville Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour before the service on Friday. A prayer vigil will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorial offerings are suggested to the American Heart Association or St. Stephens Catholic Church.