Marilyn A. (Holmes) Hester , age 74, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 with family by her side.
Marilyn was born Dec. 2, 1941 in Flint, Michigan to the late Harlan Holmes & Hazel (Short) Holmes.
She married Robert W. Hester on October 4th, 1959 at Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas.
Together they raised two children, Dawn (Hester) Hamell and Robert L. Hester.
In her early years she was employed by Hester’s IGA and later Best Choice Realty. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and helping others in the community. She was a life long member of Grace Lutheran Church and was also a member of Tawas Elks Lodge.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert W. Hester of East Tawas; her daughter Dawn (Hester) Hamell of Brighton,MI; , her son Robert L. Hester, Daughter in law Mary (Martin) Hester, grandchildren Gavin and Madison of Redford, MI; a sister Karen L. Holmes, Tawas City, MI. Several brothers and sisters in law , and numerous nieces and nephews
Besides her parents Harlan & Hazel Holmes. Marilyn was preceded in death by sisters Charlotte & Beverly and a nephew Doug Klenow.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 29 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Funeral Home.
Family will greet family and friends at Grace Lutheran Church, Main Street in East Tawas at 10:00 am until the 11:00 am service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church and American Cancer Society.