Of Perry, passed away May 23, 2019.
He was born May 21, 1936 to Clarence and Mildred Marrison.
He was a sergeant in the Michigan National Guard for 12 years. He was a journeyman tool-and-die maker and a journeyman machinist. After retirement, he worked at the Perry City Hall in the maintenance department.
On Nov. 12, 1954, he married the love of his life, Beverly Schram. They started their life together and soon started their little family. Together they raised their four children to be well-mannered and respectful people. But most of all, the children were raised with lots of love.
All of the children inherited his great sense of humor which they passed down to their children. They both had a love of camping which took us all over both the lower and upper peninsulas.
We were taught to love and respect the outdoors. Fishing was another hobby dad passed down especially to his only son, who to this day still loves the sport. They both encouraged traveling even if it was just a Sunday drive to find deer or to see where we would end up.
Dad was never afraid to explore a two track road to see what we would discover. He was known for his love of gardening and the beautiful huge gardens he would grow. Mom would spend days canning the bounty.
They had dreams which they followed. They bought an 85-acre farm in Morrice and taught their two youngest daughters about farm life. They then sold the farm and moved to the eastern Upper Peninsula where they purchased a resort in Cedarville called the Islandview Resort. Eventually they moved back to Perry to be closer to three of their four children and grandchildren.
Dad is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly; son Neal(Laura) Marrison of Lansing; daughters Therese Taylor of Perry and Leeann (Ken) Landreville of Hessel; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his oldest daughter, Denise Warner, parents, sister and brother-in-law Clare and Alvis Klusack, brother C. R. Marrison, and sister Wanda Lyon.
At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. If you would like to, please make a donation to Hospice House of Shiawassee County, 2005 Copas Road, Owosso, MI 48867; the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.