Dey, Marilyn Margret, Saginaw Township, Michigan


Passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 68 years old. Marilyn Margret Dey was born on August 27, 1946 in Saginaw, MI to Clayton L. Sr. and Marilyn M. (Bernthal) Dey. She graduated from St. Andrew High School in 1964, and then furthered her education at Central Michigan University graduating in 1968 with her Bachelors of Arts in Education. Following her graduation she taught elementary school for the Bridgeport Spaulding School District retiring in 2007. Marilyn was a faithful member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Andrew, SS. Peter and Paul and St. Thomas especially enjoyed spending time with children. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn M. Dey; a close friend, Corey; siblings: Judy Knopic, Laura (Jim) Pache, Clayton Jr. (Sandy), Timothy (Sue), John (Andrea), Elizabeth (Dan) Doud, Justin (Jean), Andrew (Kathy), Jeanette (Jim) Oswald, Anita Dey and James (Janet) Dey; 26 nieces and nephews; 22 great nieces and great nephews; aunts, Elaine Pumford and Lucy Bernthal. Marilyn was preceded in death by her father, Clayton L. Dey Sr.; brother-in-law, John Knopic; and nephew, Benjamin Doud. Marilyn’s funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St. Rev. Fr. Richard A. Bokinskie will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with Marilyn’s family on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3:00-7:30 p.m. at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Marilyn will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to Ss. Peter and Paul Food Pantry, Emmaus House or the Serra Club of Saginaw. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.