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Marilyn Lee (Smith) Fedewa

August 6, 1935 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Marilyn Fedewa Obituary

Marilyn Lee Fedewa, age 88, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Portland passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born on August 6, 1935 in Lansing, the daughter of Nelson and Anna (Szedlak) Smith the third of five children. Marilyn was raised in Lansing and she graduated from Resurrection High School in 1954. She married Richard L. Fedewa at Holy Cross Church in 1957. They moved to Portland where they lived and raised their family until 1990. She enjoyed camping, going to the casino, playing bingo, and Christmas was her favorite season of the year. She often would make dozens of sugar cookies and her family always looked forward to Christmas dinner.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2004; brother, Robert Smith; sister, Louise Hamilton; in-laws Donald Hamilton, Betty Smith, Elmer, Frances, Don, Maxine, Robert, Henry, Lorena, Herb, and Geri Fedewa, Helen and Charles Snell, and Al and Eileen Bednarz. Surviving are her six children, Brenda (Roger) Shaffer, Lori (Lawrence) Heilbronn, Kathy Strodtbeck, Becky (Rob) Wizorek, Mike Fedewa, and Doug (Lisa) Fedewa; 17 grandchildren, Nathan (Gina), Justin, Sarah, Adam, Erica, Gary, Mikayla, Charles, Jared, Chelcey, Sierah, Shelby, Delaney, Emily, Ty, Aaron, and Kendra; 15 great-grandchildren, Cora, Harrison, Eathan, McKenzie, Brooklyn, Serenity, Bella, Carson, Shevelle, Blakelyn, Skylar, James, Adelae, Teagan, Ruger, and the 16th on the way; sister, Patricia (Ken) Carter; brother, Darwin (Camella) Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be to CorsoCare Hospice or to The National Kidney Foundation in memory of Marilyn. Online condolences may be made to lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
February 22, 2024

1:15 PM
Lehman Funeral Homes
210 E. Bridge Street
Portland, MI 48875

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
February 22, 2024

2:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
520 W. Grand River Avenue
Portland, MI 48875

Committal
Thursday
February 22, 2024

3:00 PM
Portland Cemetery
950 E. Bridge Street
Portland, MI 48875

Luncheon
Thursday
February 22, 2024

3:30 PM
Portland V.F.W. #4090
1324 E. Bridge Street
Portland, MI 48875

Visitation
Thursday
February 22, 2024

11:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lehman Funeral Homes
210 E. Bridge Street
Portland, MI 48875

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