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Marilyn Mayer

June 17, 1930 - November 7, 2019
Holland, MI



Thursday, November 14, 2019
3:00 PM EST
Cascade Christian Chapel
2829 Thornapple River Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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.

Fort Custer American Legion
1125 E. Columbia Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Hope Network
3075 Orchard Vista Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Life Story / Obituary


Marilyn Mayer, age 89, of Holland, formerly of Battle Creek, died Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Lakeside Vista in Holland.

Marilyn was born in South Haven, MI to Harold and Lovina Lee. She retired from General Foods (Post) after 21 years of service. She was also, for many years, employed at the Fatman Detective Agency. She was active in the American Legion Fort Custer Post 257. Marilyn enjoyed traveling the United States, and had a special love for the shores of Lake Michigan; additional hobbies she enjoyed were knitting and reading.

She was preceded in death by her son Ronald in 2015 and a grandson Victor Briggs in 2011.

She is survived by her children: Ken and TroyLyn Joseph of Estelline, SD and Carol Zeneberg of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: Phillip and Molly Joseph, Danielle Welsheimer, Jeremy Zeneberg and Michaelle and Zeb Gilbertson; 9 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Cascade Christian Chapel, 2829 Thornapple River Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Memorial contributions may be given to the Fort Custer American Legion, 1125 E Columbia Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014 or the Hope Network, 3075 Orchard Vista Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Homes – Mulder Chapel. To sign an on-line registry or leave a memory please visit