Name: Marion L. Kumaus
Funeral Date: April 29, 2013
Date of Birth: October 13, 1920
Date of Passing: April 26, 2013
Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, April 29 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Linkville. Rev Lee Wenskay, pastor will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 4 to 8 PM Sunday and at the church after 10 AM Monday. Memorials may be directed to the church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.
Surviving are two children, Ruth Kumaus of Pigeon and Alan (Sherry) Kumaus of Midland; two grandchildren, Brook (Chris) Allomari of Denver, CO and Chad (Melanie) Kumaus of Chandler, AZ; three great grandchildren, Delaney, Wiley and Madison; her brother, Eugene (Phyllis) Bock of Texas; sisters-in-law, Irva Bock of Cass City, Delores Bock of Bay City and Laverna Kumaus of Sebewaing and a special cousin, Mabel Herman of Sebewaing. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Gerald and Gordon Bock and her sister, Vera Kukula.
Marion L. Kumaus age 92, of Pigeon, died Friday evening April 26, at Scheurer Hospital Pigeon. She was born October 9, 1920 in Winsor Twp. at the home of her parents the late William and Johanna (Gettel) Bock. On February 2, 1945, she was united in marriage to Herman M. Kumaus at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Linkville. Herman preceded her in death July 4, 1969. Marion exemplified the woman who grew up on a farm, married a farmer, and lived the life of a typical farm housewife. As a child, she helped in the fields and with other farm chores. As a teenager, to supplement the family income, she left home to work in the city. During WWII, she became one of those “Rosie the Riveters” who worked in the factories making parts for the military. At the end of the war, she married and returned to the farm where she helped with the chores, raised her children and made those wonderful farm meals. She became a cook at the Pigeon Lanes restaurant, worked in the factory in Owendale and, after her husband’s death; she went to work at Saginaw Steering Gear. Upon retirement, Marion devoted her time to volunteering for church activities, participating in senior groups, attending plays & events and enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marion was a member of her church Ladies Aid, the Ladies Auxiliary and had enjoyed playing cards and other games with the Caseville Retirement Club and the St. Paul’s seniors. The best way to remember Marion was to think of her as the Energizer bunny that never stopped going. She was a strong willed, hard-working lady. It would not have unusual to find her standing at the top of a ladder trimming a bush or making a big bowl of coleslaw for some event. She continued to help with the housework where ironing was her favorite task and doing any aspect of a project from helping with quilts to cutting out shapes for preschool activities.