Name: Marion Ruth Reibling
Hometown: Bad Axe
Funeral Date: October 26, 2013
Date of Birth: December 22, 1924
Date of Passing: October 22, 2013
Funeral Home: Champagne Funeral Chapel
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, October 26, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. Rev. Craig Pillow, pastor will officiate with graveside services at 1:30 PM in the Caseville Twp. Cemetery. Friend and family may call from 2 to 8 PM Friday at thee Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton and at the church after 10 AM Saturday. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Elkton United Methodist Church and words of condolence may be shared at www.cfcelkton.com.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Dwight; three children, Rosemary (Tom) Sechrist of Novi, Lyle (Ellen) of California and Clyde (Sybil) of Florida; eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren and her sister, Lola Morin. Her brothers, Donald and Ellery Brown preceded her in death. Marion was known as a caring and compassionate woman; her Christian faith and dedication was clearly reflected in all she did.
Surrounded by her loving family, Marion Ruth Reibling went to be with the Lord October 22, at Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe Michigan. She was the daughter of Earl and Alva Brown, born December 22, 1924, in the McKinley Twp. farm home of her grandparents, Allen and Ruth (Wilfong) in Pigeon. Marion attended Limerick Rural Grammar School and graduated from Elkton High School in 1943 as Valedictorian. After high school graduation, she attended the Highland Park Institute of Engineering and worked for the Chrysler Corporation as a Metallurgical Technician on the Manhattan Project. Following World War II, Marion married Dwight Reibling on December 14, 1945 at the Elkton Evangelical United Brethren Church and together they worked toward Dwight’s ministerial schooling. Marion’s intense interest in reading and learning led her to enroll at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan while Dwight was pastor of a church there. Marion was on the Dean’s List for all the years she was a student. With Dwight being a pastor, they moved quite regularly, but the raised their family primarily in the Pontiac area. They moved from Sturgis back to Huron County in 2006. Marion suffered a stroke some years ago and despite of her vision handicap, she continued to read as she had an intense love of reading and learning. Marion was known as a caring and compassionate woman; her Christian faith and dedication was clearly reflected in all she did.