AKEY, Marilyn Ruth Akers 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 was held at 11 am Wednesday (September 5) at St. Peter Catholic Church, 100 St. Peter Drive, Douglas, MI, with Father Fabio Garzon officiating. Burial was in Douglas Cemetery, Douglas, Michigan. Visitation took place from 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.
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