Marilyn SchinskePublished 12:06pm Sunday, October 28, 2012
Born: March 14, 1937
Died: Oct. 27, 2012
Marilyn R. Schinske age 75 of Niles died Saturday Oct. 27, 2012, at home after a long illness. She was born March 14, 1937, in
Berrien Centerto the late Ivan and Camilla Harr Smith. On Aug. 25, 1956, she married Marvin Shinske who survives along with three daughters Tammy (Mark) Deering of Indianapolis, Ind., Diana Fortin of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Susan (John) Workman of Roy, Utah; a son, Matt (Stacey) Schinske of Oklahoma City, Okla., along with seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Don Smith of Syracuse, Ind., Darrell Smith of Berrien Center. A brother, Lowell Smith, preceded her in death.
Marilyn loved her family, and she loved music. She played the piano at First Missionary Baptist Church and at many senior centers in the area, where Marilyn and Marvin would perform together putting smiles on the faces of many who were hurting. Marilyn always had time for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren She shared her love freely.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Swem Chapel in Buchanan.
A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, also at Swem Chapel.
Burial will follow at Portage Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Missionary Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 925 Chippewa St., Buchanan, MI 49107
To sign her guest book or leave a condolence message please visit our website www.swemchapel.com