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Marilyn Akey

October 10, 1950 - August 31, 2018
Chicago, IL



Tuesday, September 4, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Saugatuck Chapel
520 Lake Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
(616) 392-2348
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
St. Peter Catholic Church
100 St. Peter Drive
Douglas, MI 49406
(269) 857-7951


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Christian Neighbors C/O St. Peter Catholic Church
100 St Peters Dr.
Douglas, MI 49406

Life Story / Obituary


Marilyn Ruth Akey, age 67, passed away in her home, in Fennville, Michigan, on August 31, 2018. She was born in Middletown, Ohio to William C. and Mary E. Akers on October 10th, 1950.

Marilyn had a passion for knitting, gardening, sunsets, bird feeding, and crossword puzzles. She loved nothing more than being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was known for her generous spirit, always willing to donate her time and energy to others. She was an Avid Chicago Bulls fan and also loved coaching HS volleyball.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her father, William, mother, Mary, and brother Mark. She is survived by her husband Michael, and her four children, Mike (Peggy), Molly (Gary), Melissa (Alex), and Matt (Lana) and her 11 Grandchildren: Marianna, Margaret, Aiden, Lauren, Dominic, Marco, Byrdie, Lia, Frankie, Max, and Mattie; as well as her three siblings Jim Akers, Sarah Fitzhugh, and Bill Akers.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 am Wednesday (September 5) at St. Peter Catholic Church, 100 St. Peter Drive, Douglas, MI, with Father Fabio Garzon officiating.

Burial will be in Douglas Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 pm Tuesday (September 4) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Saugatuck Chapel, 520 Lake Street, Saugatuck, MI.

Memorial Contributions can be made to: Christian Neighbors C/O St. Peter Catholic Church, 100 St Peters Dr. Douglas, MI 49406