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Marianne (Morgan) Mead, formerly of Baroda, Mich. passed away October 21, 2015 in Wiseman, Ark. following a brief illness. She was born on March 27, 1932 in Hinsdale, Ill. She graduated from Hirsch High School (Chicago) in 1950 and worked at All-State Insurance Company in Chicago until she moved to Bridgman, Mich. in 1951. She worked for the Bridgman Phone Company, Clark Equipment Company, and Heath Company from which she retired in 1992. On September 15, 1956, she married Milan Mead at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church of which she remained a life-long member. She and Milan had five children: Michael (Alison) Mead of Lake City, Ga.; Michelle (Steve) Caple of St. Joseph; Neal (Malynda) Mead of Wiseman, Ark.; Steve (Debra) Mead of Aurora, Neb.; and Mark Mead (Casey) of Benton Harbor. In her retirement years, Marianne worked as a volunteer in the gift shop at Lakeland Hospital and was active in the women’s guild at her church. She, along with her sons Neal and Mark, opened the Meadows Family Golf Center in 1996. She enjoyed reading, being with family and friends, and traveling which included several years wintering in Arizona with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elaine and Norman Weingart. Marianne and Milan always opened their home to anyone in need and during the years had at least five more children live with them, including nephew Chuck Mead of Baroda. She is survived by her five children, 11 grand-children (Ian and Connor Caple; Abram, Bekah, Chelsi, Drew, Hannah, Hunter, Rachel, Sarah, and Uriah Mead) and one great grandchild (Sadie Everett) who she adored. She was preceded in death by her husband Milan (1995) and her parents Anne and Guy Morgan.
A visitation will be held October 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Pike Funeral Home in Bridgman. A memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on October 30 will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bridgman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the general fund at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
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