REED CITY — Marian Seelhoff Thiel, 96, of Reed City, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

Marian was the daughter of John and Louise Seelhoff, of rural Reed City. She was baptized, confirmed and married at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City, where she was a lifelong member. Marian attended the Schmidt School for the first eight years of her education and then went on to graduate from Reed City High School in 1938.

On Sept. 28, 1940, Marian married Leonard Thiel, of Reed City, and together they made their home on the centennial farm homesteaded by Leonard’s grandfather. They were married for 67 years when he predeceased her in February 2007. Marian was a member of the Chat and Chew Farm Bureau Group, which was named by Leonard.

She is survived by her six children, Charlotte (Richard) Samuels, of Grand Rapids, Carole (Bill) Plage, of Sophia, N.C., Janet (Al Jay) Cousineau, of Alto, Ima (Lloyd) Gauthier, of Traverse City, Joyce (Dennis) Fisher, of Big Rapids, and Jon (Laurie) Thiel, of Lehigh Acres, Fla; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; the families of Sean, Steve and Scott Samuels; and many special people at Breton Rehab and Living Center in Grand Rapids.

Marian’s parents and siblings, Jack, Paul and Luther Seelhoff, and Ione Nicklas, all preceded her in death.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City, 22275 Four Mile Road, with the Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids. She will be laid to rest at Hersey Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Marian’s name may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City.

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