Marjorie E. Dickinson, 78, of Cass City, died following a short illness Saturday, October 11, 2014 in United Hospice of Marlette Residence Center, Marlette. She was born April 18, 1936 in Richmond to Merle and Gertrude (Evans) East. She married Curtis Harlan Dickinson July 6, 1957 in Richmond. He died October 17, 2006.
As a co-op student Marge worked for General Telephone Company as a telephone operator. After graduation from Richmond High School in 1953 she was transferred to Cass City and became the Chief Operator. Marjorie left General Telephone in 1962 when they converted to a dial system. She choose to stay home and begin her family. In 1978 Marjorie took a job with Pinney State Bank as a teller and worked until her retirement in 1993. She was a very active member of Cass City United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist before that. At one time she was director of Christian Education and has been an active member of United Methodist Women. Marjorie enjoyed coin collecting, gardening, knitting and many various crafts. She enjoyed baking but not cooking. When the family was young they shared many great camping trips making wonderful memories for her children. Marjorie was an avid Detroit Tiger Baseball fan and loved watching the grandchildren's sports events.
Marjorie is survived by her children: Daniel (Janelle) Dickinson of Cass City, Elizabeth Dickinson of Holland, Jane (Del) Kostanko of Woodland; grandchildren: Curtis, Macy, Lauren, Samuel and Lilia; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Richard (Mary Lee) Turner. She is preceded in death by her brother, Daniel East.
Funeral service held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Cass City United Methodist Church with Rev. Jackie Roe officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Dickinson will be her nieces and nephews: Kevin and Clarice Robinson, Becky and Kevin O'Connor, and Larry and Sharon Robinson. Memorials may be made to Cass City United Methodist Church or Bay Shore Camp. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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