Marilyn Mae McKnight, 86, of Gladstone, Michigan and Mims, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born to the late Nels and Irene (Viau) Bergeon on May 6, 1933. Marilyn married the love her life on July 12, 1952. She worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell and helped Dick with bus runs for McKnight Transportation. Together they raised 8 children. Marilyn loved being a homemaker and splitting her time between Florida and Michigan. She loved having her family all together and cook up a big family dinner. With a favorite dessert to follow. Anyone who knew or loved Marilyn knows she was on in a million. She had a unique way of making everyone she came into contact with feel truly special and loved. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Richard and her 7 children, Dave (Bridgette) of Florida, Darryl (Jill) of Michigan, Dale (Kathy) of Michigan, Dean (Diann) of Michigan, Jeff (Susan) of Ohio, Lisa (Phil) of Florida and Rick (Lori) of Florida, 23 grandchildren 23 ½ great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Douglas and many other loved ones.
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