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Marilyn Jean Steele

March 16, 1924 July 11, 2018
Marilyn  Jean Steele
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Obituary for Marilyn Jean Steele

Steele, Marilyn Jean (Orr) - It is with great sadness that the family of Marilyn Steele announces her passing on July 11, 2018, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Marilyn was born March 16, 1924 in Three Rivers, Michigan to Oscar Augustus Orr and Catherine Marie (Smith) Orr. She worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Willow Run bomber plant during WWW II to "do her part for her country" and to earn money for college. She attended Michigan State College and Grove City College where she was a champion archer. Marilyn worked in administration for both the FBI and Consumers Power. She married Herbert Charles Steele in 1951 and remained married for 62 years until his death in December of 2015. They raised three wonderful boys, Gordon, Michael, and Robert. Marilyn and Herbert lived in Germany for 8 years and enjoyed visiting over 150 countries. She was noted for her sense of humor, her love of cats and all animals, and her love of family. Marilyn delighted in playing her treasured baby grand piano, loved music and ballet, reading, politics, and history. She was a member of the DAR, and she and Herbert were long-time members of King of Glory Lutheran Church. Marilyn is preceded in death by her loving husband, Herbert, her sister Virginia Orr Barbour, and her brother, Ralph Orr. She will be deeply missed by friends, sons, wives, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of funeral A celebration of Marilyn's life will be held at 4:30 PM on Sunday July 15 at Sharp Funeral Home, 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint with Pastor Roger Steele officiating.

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4:30 PM 7/15/2018 4:30:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center

6063 Fenton Road
Flint, Michigan 48507

Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center
6063 Fenton Road Flint 48507 Michigan
United States

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Sunset Hills Cemetery Final Resting Place

4413 Flushing Rd.
Flint, MI 48504

4413 Flushing Rd. Flint 48504 MI
United States

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