Marion N. Friedrich
Marion N. Friedrich
  • August 27, 1921 - July 17, 2017
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Marion Friedrich died peacefully on Monday, July 17 at Porter Hills in Grand Rapids at the age of 95. She is the last of five sisters and a brother. Marion is survived by many nieces, nephews and 3rd generation offspring.

Marion was born on August 27, 1921 in Grand Rapids, MI and was the first of her siblings to be born in a hospital. She grew up on Livingston Ave. and attended the local Grand Rapids schools. She is a graduate of Concordia Teachers' College in River Forest, IL, and has an advanced degree from the University of Michigan specializing in elementary and special education. She taught in Lockport, NY for ten years before returning to Grand Rapids to teach at St. James Lutheran School and in the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Marion has been a devoted member, contributor and volunteer at St. James Lutheran church. She was an accomplished painter and potter and was a member of the West Michigan Potter's Guild. She was a lifetime volunteer, docent and donor at Meijer Gardens. She was a member of the Grand Rapids Civic Theater and Symphony. Her many travels took her to Europe, the Middle East and China. Marion was very generous and remained very close to and supportive of her family and friends.

Please join her family for a time of visitation on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 12-1 pm, followed by a funeral service at 1 pm at Reyers North Valley Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meijer Gardens, St. James Lutheran Church or your favorite charity