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Marilyn E. Tupper
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    Portage , MI 49002

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“Our condolences to the family.Sam and Teresa Durham ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Teresa Durham - Battle Creek, MI

“Greg, Teresa, Zach, Megan and Families,Barb and I send our heartfelt sympathies to all of you at the loss of Marilyn. She was such a nice person with...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jeffrey Shouldice - Battle Creek, MI

“Teresa, Kelley and Greg - So very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a lovely lady. Prayers to your family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Julaine Paltelki - Battle Creek, MI

“My deepest, loving condolences to you all (Theresa) at the loss of such an beautiful and honored woman. I will never forget her kindness and concern...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kim M. Yarger - Battle Creek, MI

“Greg, Teresa, Zach, Megan and Families,Barb and I send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at the loss of Marilyn. She was a nice lady who had an...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jeffrey Shouldice - Battle Creek, MI

“My sympathies to the family. I played golf with Marilyn (and her daughter Teresa) for many years at Binder Park Golf Course in the Thursday Night...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Marcia Wentworth - Battle Creek, MI

“To All:We are so sorry about Mom, Grandma, Marilyn. She was the greatest. She was fun loving and a ball to be around! I enjoyed visiting her at work...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Smith - Battle Creek, MI

“I had the joy of volunteering with Marilyn at Bronson Battle Creek. She always had a smile on her face and was always quick witted when we would talk...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Gino Ughetti - Springfield, MI

“Rest in peace Marilyn..thank you for being a wonderful neighbor. I'll miss waving, your wonderful garage sales and seeing each other at church. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Tim and Onnie O'Meara - MI

“Helen, So sorry about this sad news. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.Beth ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Beth (Baker) Jones - The Villages, FL

“Our deepest condolences to you and your family ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jeffrey Paradise - Battle creek, MI

“Enjoyed working with Marilyn through the years as a volunteer at Bronson Battle Creek. She was a wonderful person and will sadly be missed. ...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: rick harris - Battle Creek, MI

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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