Marilyn passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Briarwood Assisted Living in Allegan.
She was born February 21, 1932 in Park Ridge, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Lillian (Seeger) Diesness. Marilyn was a 1950 graduate of White Pigeon High School and moved to Plainwell in 1952.
In her free time Marilyn loved to go shopping and enjoyed attending sporting events for her children and grandchildren. She served on the Plainwell School Board for several years. Marilyn was also an active member of Peace Lutheran Church and was involved in the choir, Ladies Guild and Altar Guild. On May 20, 1951 in Sturgis she married Jack Meert who passed away in 1995.
Surviving are her children, Tom (Marty) Meert of Plainwell, Bob (Bev) Meert of Hopkins, Peg (Tim) Deaton of Kalamazoo, Steve (Shelly) Meert of Gobles and Dave (Amy) Meert of Plainwell; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Linda in 1987; grandson, Cody Meert and sisters, Barb Wagner and Roberta Frisby.
A drive-up visitation will be held for high risk friends from 10:30-11:00 AM, Friday, July 17, 2020 at Peace Lutheran Church where an outdoor visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held at the Peace Lutheran Church outdoor pavilion with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.
Contributions in memory of Marilyn may be made to
Peace Lutheran Church
Wings of Hope Hospice
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July 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm
Tim & Peggy,
I’m sorry about the loss of your mother / in-law, I would like express my condolences & prayers to you.
July 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm
So sorry for your loss.
July 14, 2020 at 1:54 pm
So sorry to hear about Marilyn, I loved her and we spent lots of time talking while I was doing her hair and working the elections . She was a great and a great neighbor.. Love prayers to all the Meert family
July 14, 2020 at 1:56 pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Meert family. She was one of the Best Trojans in the stands that i knew, always there for the Teams and her family. Going to miss that Lady!!!☹️❤️☹️☹️
Cindi Cooper+ Family
July 14, 2020 at 2:01 pm
I am thinking of Marilyn’s always Optimistic attitude, and her Sunny personality. She was a Great Mom and Grandmother, and Great Grandmother to you, and loved being a Family Lady. I hope you know our Family’s Prayers and Thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Mike & Chris VanDenBerg
July 14, 2020 at 3:21 pm
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for your family!
July 14, 2020 at 3:26 pm
Bob and I are very sorry for your families loss.
Cindi Keith Hammond
July 14, 2020 at 4:29 pm
So sorry to hear of your mother passing. Will keep your family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. Always loved your mom.
Barbara Warnez Brenner
July 14, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Peggy and family, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May she Rest In Peace and be joined again with your dad in heaven.
July 14, 2020 at 5:03 pm
Sorry for your loss she was a Nice lady prayers to the Family
July 14, 2020 at 5:04 pm
I am so sorry for your loss . I so loved Marilyn she always had a hug for me when she saw me at the school or around town if we bumped into one another . Her and my mom were very good friends . She had such a big heart and full of life . My mom was Marilyn page and there was Marilyn Welcher the three of them were called the M and M ladies at plainwell schools . She is so going to be so missed by family and friends . RIP Sweet Lady ❤️❤️❤️❤️
July 14, 2020 at 5:18 pm
She was such a sweet lady. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Meert family.
July 14, 2020 at 5:40 pm
So sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was a sweet lady. Always fun to talk to.
Prayers for her family.
July 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm
Marilyñ and I had many good times shopping going to wrestling matches and just being friends. RIP my dear friend.
July 14, 2020 at 5:55 pm
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss, but God definately gained a wonderful angel. I always enjoyed talking to Mrs Meert while at my nephews wrestling meets. She always had a smile on her face that could melt a room. She was so kind to everyone. I will definately miss that smiling face.
July 14, 2020 at 6:09 pm
I am so sorry. Praying for peace & comfort for the family.
July 14, 2020 at 6:37 pm
Marilyn was a fun part of our Seniors in Action events in Plainwell and she will be missed.
July 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm
I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for the family.
July 14, 2020 at 8:11 pm
The Meert family sorry for the loss of your Mom. I had a lot of fond memories. Sending prays and hugs to everyone.
Lori and Terry Steele
Marilyn Welcher and Jerry Fenner
July 14, 2020 at 9:31 pm
Sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady. Marilyn and I had some good times together. We both loved to go shopping and we spent a lot of Saturdays in Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids. I think it was my oldest son, Mike, that started calling her Grandma Moo Along with Chris and Jeff calling her Grandma Moo also. She even had that title with my grandkids.
Mary & Ron Harris
July 14, 2020 at 9:38 pm
Sorry for your loss. She will be missed but never forgot. Prayers go out to the family.
Rita Wooten Meyers
July 14, 2020 at 9:46 pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. Growing up I knew her as Mickey and have fond memories of your family. My mom also asked that I give you her condolences.
July 15, 2020 at 5:47 am
So sorry steve
Judy Jason Angie & family
July 15, 2020 at 10:16 am
Meert Families so very sorry for your loss. Sending (((hugs))) and prayers….
Sheila and David Howard
July 15, 2020 at 12:57 pm
So very sorry for your loss. She always had a smile to share when I would run into her out and about. Prayers for all of the family.
July 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Hugs to you all!
Joan Murphy Adams
July 15, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Prayers for the family.
July 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing, “Grandma Marilyn” as we called her. My kids loved her. She always made sure they got goodies to take home after church get togethers.
We loved her spunkiness! She was always so much fun. Heaven has gained an angel.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Pastor Mark and Cindy Gieschen
July 16, 2020 at 10:51 am
Marilyn was a sweet Christian lady. She always had a smile on her face and was willing to serve others. We shall miss her. With her faith in Jesus we take comfort that her soul is with her Savior in heaven above.
July 16, 2020 at 10:59 am
Marilyn, I did not know you, but I pray the Holy Spirit grants your sad family peace as you rejoice with all the saints
July 16, 2020 at 2:36 pm
Shelley and Steve, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Prayers for healing hearts.
Marc and Janet Reardon
July 16, 2020 at 3:23 pm
Our thoughts and prayers for your family. she was such a kind lady.
Steve and Laura Garza
July 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm
To our brother-in-law Steve, we are so sorry for your loss, Grandma Mick was larger than life and always had a smile on her face. We are thinking about the whole family and wish we could be there. We love you lots!
July 16, 2020 at 9:04 pm
Deepest sympathy to the family from the Nickerson family! We were neighbors just down the road on 9th Street for years. Great family. She was a treasure to have known.
July 16, 2020 at 10:41 pm
I just loved Marilyn. She would always be at the front door at church with a big smile and greet everyone. She will really be missed. My prayers for your family.
Jerry and Nicole Lukins
July 17, 2020 at 11:59 am
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Aunt Mick and family for peace and healing.
Laura & Brian Arehart
July 18, 2020 at 8:55 am
So sorry to see of Marilyn’s passing.
July 18, 2020 at 9:40 am
The Meert Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God has called home another one of his angels. I always looked forward to seeing her at craft shows and her cards at Christmas. Marilyn was a kind, caring, and loving friend with a big heart. She will be missed. May God be with you and comfort you and fill your hearts with the wonderful memories…
Love and Peace be with You.
B & C Trophy Sherry Schumaker & Tera Kinnane
July 21, 2020 at 1:33 pm
We will miss this sweet soul coming into our store. She was funny, happy, energetic and friendly. She will surely be missed.
July 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm
Marilyn was one of a kind. My family cannot say enough about the loving example she showed to everyone in our church family. You could always count on Marilyn. We loved her dearly and along with you, will miss her. She was a shining example of God’s love. We find comfort in
knowing Heaven is her home.
White Pigeon Alumni Association
July 23, 2020 at 9:38 pm
Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Marilyn’s family and friends.
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