Marilyn E. Tupper

  • Born: July 24, 1934
  • Died: April 3, 2020
  • 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


Marilyn E. Tupper, age 85, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening, April 3, 2020. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 24, 1934, the daughter of George and Helen (Frey) Dykstra. The family moved to Battle Creek when Marilyn was 3 years old and she graduated from St. Philip High School with the Class of 1952. Marilyn retired from the Y-Center as Membership Director in 1994 and had also worked for several years at Bell Telephone and the Black Vending Cafeteria at St. Philip.

Marilyn married the "Love of Her Life", George A. Tupper at St. Philip Catholic Church on May 31, 1958; he sadly preceded her in death on June 19, 2005. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heidi Johnson; a grandson, Parker Harris; her parents; a sister, Dorothy Anderson; and a brother-in-law, Dick Tupper. Marilyn is survived by her children, Kelley Johnson, Theresa (Edward) Smith, and Gregory (Teresa) Tupper, all of Battle Creek; her grandchildren, Matt (Brittany), Eric (Abby), Zach (Chelsie), Heather (Brad), Megan (Kyle), Blake and Cole (Julia); her great-grandchildren, Emilia, Maxsen, Gavin, Braylen, Emmett, Rhett, and Brendan; a sister-in-law, Helen Tupper; and several nieces & nephews.

Marilyn was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church and the W.S.O. She enjoyed shopping, golfing, traveling, casino gaming, sitting at the beach and spending time with her family.

A Memorial Mass to celebrate Marilyn's life will be held later in the year when it is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascension at Home Hospice and/or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Marilyn may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.