Marlene E. (Ruthig) Reimer

Died June 4, 2018


Marlene Emma (Ruthig) Reimer, 87, dear wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, left for her heavenly home June 4, 2018.

Her kind, caring, compassionate nature was evident throughout her life. She was born in Saginaw on Feb. 24, 1931, to William and Emma (Dietzel) Ruthig. She graduated as a registered nurse from Saginaw General Hospital in 1952. She enjoyed working in the delivery room and being the first to hold a newborn baby. Dr. Toschach and Dr. Albers were her favorites. She married Walter Reimer on Nov. 7, 1952. She often reminisced about their honeymoon days in Bermuda.

In later life she was employed at Greenbriar Health Care in Sterling by her friend, Jean Baker. Her life was especially enriched by dear friendships. She was one of the founders of the Sunday school at Messiah Lutheran Church in Saginaw, serving as president. She also taught catechism at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Standish. She enjoyed quilting with the Ladies Aid, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, hoeing beans, caring for horses and adopting deer and birds in her lovely backyard. She loved her church, family and community, and did all she could to serve them, including leadership with the Arenac County Arts Council and the Prison Community Board.

She is survived by Walter, her dance partner and husband of 65 years; daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Moore of Daytona Beach, Fla., Lori Wischer of Manchester, Kan., and Linda (Steve) Trahan of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; five grandchildren, Anna and Joshua Moore, and Max, Zeke and Elizabeth Wischer; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Visitation will be at Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel, 127 N. Forest St., Standish, from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 10. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. and funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 5622 Johnsfield Rd., Standish. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Saginaw.


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