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P.O. Box 406, 165 W. Oak St.
Phone: (989) 539-7810
Marlene Walraven

Marlene Mary Walraven (Naert)

Tuesday, August 31st, 1937 - Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Marlene Mary Walraven 82 of Harrison passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Marlene was born August 31, 1937 in Quanicasee, Michigan, the daughter of Henry Archie Naert and Alice Mary (Houthoofd) Naert. Marlene graduated from Akron High School, Akron, Michigan in 1955. Marlene was united in marriage to a handsome young man by the name of William “Bill” J. Walraven on June 29, 1957 in Essexville, Michigan. Marlene and Bill moved to Harrison in 1963, coming from Essexville, where they would eventually open the family business; Walravens Country Gardens Fruit Market of Harrison. Marlene and Bill operated the business together with their children and grandchildren for over fifty years together, until Bill passed away on June 13, 2013. Marlene continued to have an integral part of the business until her passing.
Mrs. Walraven was a faithful member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison for fifty-six years. When she wasn’t working endless days at the market, Marlene enjoyed floral gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, trips to the family cabin on Dodge Lake, Manistique, Michigan, where many memories and stories were made. Her greatest passion in later years, was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving Marlene are her four loving children; Judy Heintz and close friend Dan Barclay of Harrison, Barb Henry and close friend Stacey Budd of Harrison, Tim Walraven and wife Deb also of Harrison and Bill Walraven and wife Raye of Harrison, eleven grandchildren; James Henry and fiancé Shawna Allsop, Marvin Heintz and wife Carrie, Judy Pomerville and husband Justin, Sally Ann Llaurado and husband Ricky, Michael Henry and wife Tyler, William Walraven and girlfriend Kourtney Krchmar, Kyle Walraven and girlfriend Zee Boussi, Timothy Henry, Jessica Walraven and fiancée Jake Stocking, Jake Walraven and girlfriend Jen Erickson and Justice Walraven, seventeen great-grandchildren; Shayla, Seth, Hayley, Blaine, Talon, Mason, Cara, Nathan, Mara, Michael, Myles, Jace, Jaxson, Adalyn, Raylee, Wyatt and Carson, one sister, Nancy Willett and husband Bob of Fairgrove, Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Marlene also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Henry Naert.
A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Walraven will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 310 South Broad Street, Harrison with Monsignor Francis B. Koper officiating. Visitation will take place Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with prayer services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Marlene may be considered to: Clare County Senior Services. To share an online memory or condolence with Marlene’s family, please visit: Arrangements for Mrs. Walraven are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Stocking Funeral Home
    165 W. Oak St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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    Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Athanasius Catholic Church
    310 S. Broad St.
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    Monsignor Francis B.Koper
  • Interment

    St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery
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  • Reception

    St. Athanasius Catholic Church
    310 S. Broad Street
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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Paul Schell

Posted at 07:03pm
One of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to meet.
To all of the Walraven family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Paul and Mindy Schell.

Nancy Vargo Austin

Posted at 12:36pm
So sorry for the loss of your Grandmother, she was a beautiful woman and missed by many. With our parents and grandparents gone we can all relate to your sadness. That last hug and last cup of coffee, the last real laugh are gone but she has left you all with loving and sweet memories that will make you smile forever. Amen

Ron Walraven

Posted at 05:21pm
Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for your great loss. I'll never forget Aunt Marlene. - Ron Walraven Las Vegas

Beverly Kline

Posted at 08:11am
I am so sorry for your loss I loved her and she was so good to me when I work for her she was the best.

Carol (McAulay) Barlage

Posted at 09:18pm
To The Walraven Family: Just heard about Marlene, was really shocked had recently heard she was doing better. So sorry for your loss. As you know death leaves a heartache, no one can heal; but love leaves a memory no one can steal. She will be remembered as one of Harrison's finest Matriarchs.

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