Marion Caroline Meisterheim

  • Born: April 29, 1928
  • Died: February 27, 2019
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marion Caroline Meisterheim, 90, of Battle Creek died peacefully at Calhoun County Medical Facility on February 27, 2019.

Marion was born April 29, 1928 in Michigan City, Indiana. She grew up in Michigan City and Battle Creek and was a 1946 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Marion was employed as a beautician at White's Beauty Shop in the 1940s and 1950s. Marion was also employed in real estate with her husband, Dave at Meisterheim & Associates Realty.

Marion married the "Love of Her Life", David Carl Meisterheim at St. Philip Catholic Church in Battle Creek on June 2, 1951. Marion was preceded in death by David, her husband of 67 years on October 7, 2018. Surviving are their children, Phillip (Kathy) Meisterheim, Paul Meisterheim and Caroline Meisterheim; two grandchildren, Heather (Kevin) Martin and Karl (Emily) Meisterheim; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Marion was also preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Caroline and by a son, Mark Meisterheim.

Marion was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She and Dave were active members of Riverside Country Club for many years. She also enjoyed bowling and bowled in the 1:00 p.m. League at Nottke's. Marion volunteered at Community Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Marion enjoyed traveling, wintering in Palm Springs, golfing and reading. Marion will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and good friend.

Marion's family will receive friends 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, by Rev. Jose Haro at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 61 North 23rd Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Committal and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I literally grew up with Dave & Marion. They were both so fun and kind. Many of my memories involve them both. Marion was the first person to cut my braids and give me what I thought was a "grown up" haircut. And I remember they would play cards and laugh. We also took many trips to Lake Michigan. I'm so glad they are together again. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her. God bless you all.

Posted by Jill Ridpath Carpenter - Clayton, NC - Family Friend   March 05, 2019

Phil and Kathy
My heart goes out to you both. Prayers and hugs for strength and guidance to see you through this time of sorrow

Posted by Denise Brodock - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   March 03, 2019


Posted by Cheryl Fleming - Portage, MI   March 02, 2019

Dear Paul and Family,

I am so sorry to hear aunt Marion's passing. She was truly a fine lady, and a devout Catholic. Her and uncle David. She is truly in heaven with uncle David.

All my love,
Cheryl Meisterheim Fleming and Family.

Posted by Cheryl Fleming - Portage, MI - Family Friend   March 01, 2019

Dear Caroline,
Wish we could be there to honor your Mom. Just imagine how happy your parents are now, reunited perfectly in heaven.
With our love, Lynn, Kay and Pam

Posted by Lynn Meyers - Canton, MI - Friend   February 28, 2019

Phil and Kathy Very sorry for the loss of Phil mother, she will rest in peace.

Posted by Ken Bilbia - Alpena, MI - Friend   February 28, 2019

Kathy and Phillip, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My heart goes out to you both. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Verna Meneguzzo - Marshall, MI - Friend   February 28, 2019