Bernice Evelyn Marshall, 96, of 422 Montana, Gladstone died December 29, 2019 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she was a resident.
Bernice was born January 8, 1923 in Escanaba the daughter of Ralph and Clara Skoog. She was raised in Escanaba and was a 1941 graduate of Escanaba High School. After the War she married Gordon W. Marshall on September 12, 1946 and made their home in Gladstone. As well as her parents, Gordon preceded her in death in 2004. She is also preceded in death by her sister Elmira Scott, and brother Donald Skoog.
As a child she loved to ice skate and played the violin in the high school orchestra. She passed her love of music to her children and grandchildren. Bernice enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafts and also enjoyed collecting stamps and coins.
Bernice was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Gladstone and was involved in Grace Circle and quilt making. During her life Bernice made hundreds of quilts that were shipped around the world to those in need. She was also a member Bay de Noc Coin and Stamp Club, Gladstone Senior Center, as well as others. Bernice collected and displayed her antiques and volunteered at the UP State Fair for many years.
Bernice loved God and often expressed her thankfulness for family and friends. She was a loving wife and mother who put her family ahead of everything else. She will be remembered for her welcoming heart and service to others. She was proud of her family and cherished her time with them. Bernice found joy in her quest to discover her Swedish heritage and enjoyed working on her family tree. She was family strong to the end!
Survived by one son Wayne Marshall (Vickie) of Gladstone, two daughters, Joanne Moyle (Mike Sullivan) of Stonington and Barbara Hutchens (Steve) of Traverse City: 5 grandchildren Rhonda Garvin (Ev), Christina Sanok (Joseph), Jasen Hutchens (Stephanie), Breanne Lindbert (Ryan), Lauren Marshall (Nichole) and 7 great grandchildren Austin, Samantha, Ava, Lucia, Laken, Kaydyn, Kynley. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Gloria Skoog (Cinncinati) along with many special nieces and nephews including niece Kay Deault (Ron) and nephew Bill Mott (Donna) who both brought a special joy to her life.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Bernice will follow at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, with Rev. Tom Otis officiating. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to any one of the following: First Lutheran Church (Choir) Gladstone, MI, the Gladstone Senior Center, or Bishop Noa Home (activities).
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