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.
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