Marilyn F. (LaLonde) Arnold, 80, of Venice, FL, formerly of Plymouth, MI passed away April 14, 2017 due to a chronic illness. She was born September 2, 1936, in Wayne, MI, daughter of Irving & Florence LaLonde, known as the miracle baby of Wayne. She graduated from Wayne Memorial High School. Marilyn was an IBM key punch operator for Ford Motor Company, Wayne Plant, for 32 years. She married her paperboy and attended Normal College (EMU) in Ypsi, MI. Her passion was for her children and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, (great) grandmother, "Nana". She was an accomplished bowler, loved playing in the WMHS band and loved singing in the church choir and was involved showing & breeding horses.
She is survived by her loving children, Karen (Dan) Burdette, Mark (Vicky) Arnold, Diane (Jay) Tucker and Sherri Arnold; grandchildren, Jason (Alisha) Burdette, John (Amanda) Burdette, Mark A. Arnold, Elliot Arnold, Holly Arnold, Miranda Tucker and great granddaughter, Nora Burdette. She is predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband Barny W. Arnold who passed away March 14, 2013.
A Celebration of her life for family will take place in Wayne, MI later this summer. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and her sense of humor.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to Tidewell Hospice, at tidewell.org or to the charity of your choice.
I love you mom, miss you so so so so much.
My mom, my best friend, my twin. Every moment we had together we enjoyed each other immensely. Shortly after mom passed two birds were sitting on the corner of my shed. I thought how strange they are just staring at me for a long time. Of course I'm talking to them. One red bird and another with hair/feather on its head. I thought mom, dad. Seem like dad was saying I have mom now, she's alright. Then the red bird flew off, and the other went hopping around, finally resting on the bench she got me. I thought mom. And to find out yes indeed they were Cardinals. So Karen and I got a bird feeder so we could feed them. I hope to see you both soon. Thank you for everything. I hope you are having a well deserved happy mohers day. I miss you immensely, and can't wait to see you again. Love to you both, your baby sherri
I'm so sorry to hear of my cousin's passing. I enjoyed visiting with her when we were in Venice, and I remember from our childhood when she took me roller skating. Rest in peace, Marilyn. Love from your cousin, Jill
Her senior high school 1954 picture. Mom was a beautiful person inside & out. Heaven gained an angel.
1970s family picture
WMHS senior trip 1954, to Mackinaw Island with girlfriends, Twila & Pat.
Marilyn , 4 years old with her sister & mother, 1940.
Mom's Cady elementary school picture
I new her as mom . I remember the first time we met she called down to Sherri's because a frog got in her room ,I had to go over to her house and get the frog out. She was a wonderful women all she ever wanted from anybody was for them to be happy.She was caring and loved life .I will miss you mom .
Friends for 60 years. Marilyn & Roxie
Love you mom❤❤❤❤❤
Mom & Dad 4/16/55
A few pictures of my loving mom & with dad . April 16, 2017 would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary. She loved her family & friends. Great granddaughter Nora was a special blessing. She loved her pets sissy & jayla. I miss you so much mom.
Your mother was a one of a kind woman, she was always there to help if she could and always had a kind word to say. Her passing is a great loss to family and friends, but a great addition in the kingdom of heaven where they have gained a beautiful angel.
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