Mrs. Marion B. Messing, 89 of Ruth passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 with her family by her side while at the Lakeview Extended Care Facility in Harbor Beach.
Marion was a lifelong parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth where she served on the school board and parish council. She was also a member and past president of the Christian Mothers and was crowned Mama Ruth Queen in 2000. Marion also served on the Harbor Beach School Board for many years. She was the president of the Country Sunshine Ladies group, president of the local extension group and an active member of the Red Hat Society and the Daughters of Isabella Fidelis Regina Circle #608. Marion was an avid quilter. Her talent for designing and putting colors together benefited her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by keeping them warm at night with one the many quilts she made throughout the years. She also shared her love of quilting with many others by teaching classes in her home for 30 years.
Joe and Marion enjoyed traveling together, especially the comradery and fun with their card club friends. Marion cherished most of all her time with her family, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren being her pride and joy.
Marion is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joe; her children, Marilyn (Robert) Klee of Minden City, Paul (Elise) Messing of Williamston, Douglas (Debora) Messing of Ruth, David (Julie) Messing of Deckerville; Suzanne (Melvin) Holdwick of Ruth, Mildred (Barry) Sebald of Bay City; 20 grandchildren, Melissa (Larry) Rice, Kevin (Tracy) Klee, Kimberly (Adam) Fetting, Tricia (Matthew) White, Adam (Pam) Klee, Rebecca (Evan) Haigler, Gregory (Kristin) Messing, Gina (Adam) Schmidt, Bradley (Corissa) Messing, Laura (Robert) Messing, Lindsey (Brian) VanMeter, Curtis (Lana) Messing, Gary (Becky) Messing, Wesley (Marlana) Messing, Emily (David) Dupuis, Sarah (Christopher) Tyrrell, Mitchell (Ashley) Holdwick, Ryan (Katie) Sebald, Shannon (Cory) Sebald, Kyle (Stephanie) Sebald; 43 great grandchildren with two more on the way; one brother, Jerome Kolar; three sisters, Rose Mary Messing, Jane Gentner and Betty (Don) Schumacher; brothers-in-law, Arnold Messing, Robert (Judy) Messing; sister-in-law, Joyce Messing.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents, David and Helen Kolar; infant son, Albert, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Margaret Messing; sister, Theresa (Richard) Glass; in-laws, Lucille Kolar, Duane Gentner, Russell Messing, Catherine (Howard) Essenmacher, Mary Messing, Lucy (David) Boggs, Michael Messing, Marie Messing.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 10 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Ruth. Rev. Matthew Federico will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Friday from 2:00-8:00 pm and Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church from 9:30-10:45 am. There will be a joint rosary Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home by the Holy Apostles Christian Mothers and the Daughters of Isabella Fidelis Regina Circle #608.
Please consider making your donation to Marion’s family, care of her dear husband, Joe.