Marjorie Gilligan

Marjorie Gilligan

Marjorie A. Gilligan of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011, in Kalamazoo.

Mrs. Gilligan was born November 1, 1929 in Kalamazoo to Dewey and Helen (Thompson) Barber.

Marge was a homemaker and was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a life member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

On November 18, 1949 in Allegan she married Roger Gilligan, who survives. Also surviving are a son and a daughter, James (Carleen) Gilligan of Plainwell and Ann (Paul) Petersen of Otsego; three grandchildren, Sheila (Mike) Howard, Todd Petersen and Jaime (Aaron) Kortokrax; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters and a brother, Lucille Woodhams of Parchment, Mildred Walker Boss of Plainwell, Gerald (Lucille) Barber and Doris (Art Roberts) Schuiteboer, both of Otsego, Beatrice Gauthier of Plainwell and Beverly Gauthier of Otsego; many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Marge’s life will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2011, from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Otsego V.F.W. Contributions in memory of Marge may be made to the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, 124 N. Farmer St., Otsego, Michigan.

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  1. Fritz and Mary Clare Fahrenbacher says:


    We are sadden by your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Sue Woodward Kean says:

    Dear Roger and family my sincere condolence to you and your family, it has been many years since I have seen either of you, I am elaine Broadhurst cousin, Rex Woodward’s daughter. Marge was always so kind to me when I was growing up in Otsego. She will be sadly missed. She was a lovely person.

  3. Tom & Candy Gray says:

    Dear Ann, Roger & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Marge. Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Donna Osborn Ingraham says:

    Dear Roger and family,
    I am sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. My sympathies are with you. I know mom, Lucille Osborn, would also send condolences as well if she were able to. Please know she would come to the tribute for Marge as well if able. You are all in our prayers.
    Dan, Donna, Tom Osborn

  5. Ron & Gail (Foster) Tutewiler says:

    Dear Roger & family,

    We were so sorry to hear about Marge. We remember all the good times we had in Florida with you folks, my dad (Bob Foster) and sometimes Gail & Ken Watson & others. Going out to LInger Lodge, the pontoon boat ride that got pretty rough with the high waves (Marge DID NOT like that). So we decided to go back to the Rod & Reel Pier. You folks had a lot of good times. Remember those.
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Gail & Ron

  6. Pat Filkins says:

    Ann , Paul and family…. so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May all your special memories help ease your sorrow. My thoughts are with you.

  7. sandra foote says:

    sorry to hear about your loss I know I havent seen marge in a long time but I sure was surprised to hear about her my prayers will be with the family

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