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Emmaline J. “Emmy” Marsh

July 31, 1925 - February 04, 2021



Emmaline J. “Emmy” Marsh of Cadillac passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the home of her daughter. She was 95.

Emmaline was born on July 31, 1925 in Grand Rapids to Raymond and Henrietta (Zylstra) Kimble. On March 31, 1946 in Cadillac she married A. Delbert “Bill” Marsh and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2010.

She worked at the Sweet Shop, Carlson’s Jewelry and VanderVeen’s before beginning her career at Giant Supermarket. Emmy was employed at Giant Supermarket for over 20 years. Emmy volunteered with Patriot Choir for over 15 years. She faithfully attended every practice and concert with her best friend, Dolores Felsk. Emmy was affectingly known as the choir Grandma. Emmy loved traveling with her husband; through the years they would collect a rock from every trip to bring home. She loved country music and went to numerous concerts will Bill and often took some of their grandchildren along. She also enjoyed trips to the casino with Bill. Family events were a highlight for Emmy, she loved playing SkipBo and spending time with her grandchildren.

For the last two years Daybreak Adult Daycare had been such a joy for Emmy. She was so happy there, playing Farkle and helping to break the ice with others. Emmy’s family would like to thank Diane and Sue for all the care and joy they brought Emmy.

Emmy’s family would also like to thank Hospice of Michigan for all the kindness and love they provided during this time of sadness.

Emmy is survived by her children: Beverly (Jerry) Proctor of Manton, Barbara Felsk (Mike Felsk) of Cadillac, Brenda Smock of Allendale; grandchildren: Rick Johnson, Terry (Kim) Vandercook, Chad (Cheri) Vandercook, Josh (Jesse) Felsk, Sunshine (Brian) Stearns, Miranda Grunow, Kaley Smock (Steve Suchowian), Sierra Smock; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Bob) Miller of Comstock Park; sisters-in-law, Arlene Kimble and Pat (Ray) Kimble Bigelow of Manton and family friends, Art Vandercook and Randy Stiver.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Felsk; grandson, Justin William Felsk; siblings, Donald, Raymond, Jack, Eugene, Gerald, Henrietta Hiebert and Berdena (Ivan) Groth.

Friends may meet the family from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac. Graveside services will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Manton in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wexford County Shelter Shares, 1147 South 37 Road, Cadillac, MI 49601. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Jerry Leavell - Feb 5th, 2021 12:01 pm

    "What a happy and gracious longtime Cadillac resident Emmy was !☺️ Knowing her for many, many years, I knew her to be caring, concerned and always upbeat. I worked with her some 50 years ago at Giant Super Market. She was always highly respected and loved by so many. Prayers of sympathy and strength to the family. Thanks for sharing her with us. "

  • Cim Flanders - Feb 5th, 2021 12:29 pm

    "We are so very sorry for you and your family but so very happy for your beautiful mother that she now is pain free, able to see again and walking with your dad again! As painful as this is for all of you we rejoice with the angels that Heaven gained another amazing soul! With much love! The Flanders Family"

  • Julie Northrup - Feb 5th, 2021 1:38 pm

    "I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was the neatest lady and I enjoyed all of the photos and tales of her and Bubba. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "

  • Kris Leitner - Feb 5th, 2021 1:54 pm

    "Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies. Loved playing games with her when she was visiting you. You were blessed to be able to spend the last days with her and hold her hand and tell her you loved her. My sympathies to all of you"

  • Barbara Smock - Feb 5th, 2021 2:16 pm

    "Prayers to the family and love and hugs to my granddaughters, Kaley & Sierra. "

  • Gordon & Linda Kimbel - Feb 5th, 2021 5:03 pm

    "Aunt Emmy and Uncle Bill were two of our favorites! Always up for a visit and a cup of coffee. So very sorry for our family's loss, but happy for Them to be reunited! She will be missed."

  • Sue Strange Parker - Feb 5th, 2021 6:05 pm

    "So sorry Barbie and family I know she will greatly be missed. She was a wonderful woman and always part of the family. She loved everybody she Met and made everybody feel right at home. You were blessed to have her for so long."

  • Robin Brooks - Feb 5th, 2021 7:05 pm

    "So terribly sorry girls, she was a remarkable woman. "

  • Tara Horton - Feb 6th, 2021 2:38 pm

    "Thinking of you all, so very sorry ❤️"

  • Denise Fry - Feb 8th, 2021 4:04 am

    "My heart goes out to you on the passing of your precious mother! You were such a gracious, loving and kind daughter to take care of her. She was loved by all! Prayers for your entire family at such a sad time!! God Bless!!"

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