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Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Sunday September 23rd, 2012
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sunday September 23rd, 2012
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St. Catherines Catholic Church
Monday September 24th, 2012

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Marilyn Therese Baustert

Marilyn Therese Baustert, age 76 of Muskegon, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Marilyn was born on May 3, 1936 in Grand Rapids to Fred and Theresa (Voght) Voss, and graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School. On November 30, 1957 she married John Baustert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, and they have celebrated 54 years together. She was preceded in death by her parents and 9 brothers and sisters. Marilyn loved her family, especially being able to spoil her grandchildren as often as possible. Her family will always cherish the memories of fresh baked bread and beautiful crocheted afghans made by her loving hands. Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, her children Mark Baustert of Muskegon, Sara (Jeff) VanKlompenberg of Ravenna, Lydia (Roy) Farrell of Cedar Springs, Becky (Todd) Reits of Kalamazoo, Jennifer (Will) Thatcher of Georgia, Mathew (Kathy) Baustert of Coopersville, Nicholas (Jana) Baustert of Whitehall, Tobias (Kesha) Baustert of Montague, and Rachel (Emmanuel) Baustert of Kalamazoo, 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, her brother Jim Voss of Walker, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Marilyn at 10:00am on Monday, September 24 at St. Catherines Catholic Church in Ravenna with Rev. Fred Brucker as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Cemetery. Friends may meet with Marilyn’s family for a time of visitation on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna. The Rosary will be prayed for Marilyn at 7:30pm on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Those who wish to make contributions in memory of Marilyn are asked to consider St. Catherine’s School, or the Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit www.throopfhravenna.com to sign Marilyn’s online guestbook.

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JERRY AND PAT MOORE Sep 25 2012 10:30 AM

We send our sincere sympathy to your family. We are here to support you in your time of loss today and for as long as you need us. The Staff of Harbor Hospice.

Harbor Hospice Sep 25 2012 9:49 AM

Dear John and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife and mother. I have many fond memories of sharing school functions with her at St Catherines and MCC. Marilyn was a wonderful person. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Pat Linck

Pat Linck Sep 24 2012 11:52 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I did not get the information in time to be there with you to grieve the loss of such a wonderful person. Gabe and I were in Detroit. I am so sorry to miss this.

Debra Gomez Sep 24 2012 11:04 AM

I am very sorry to read of Marilyn's passing in the Sunday paper. She was a dear friend, so witty, kind and caring. Although we didn't see each other much I always thought of her and you John. Ed will soon see her in heaven as he has cancer and is in Greenville Spectrum. I will remember you in my thoughts and prayers as we go down this path together. With love, Joyce

Joyce Finch Sep 23 2012 7:17 PM

Dear Rachel-- We want you to know you have our deepest sympathy. You will always feel your mother's presence in the things she taught you, and we hope that good memories give you comfort. Know that your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Angela & Tom Maloy

Angela and Tom Maloy Sep 23 2012 2:50 PM

Lyd, Roy, and Family, Steve and I send our heartfelt sympathy. May God up-lift each of you and hold you close. May those cherish memories of life, love, and happiness give you a sense of comfort and peace. Continued prayers for you all. Hugs and love especially to you, my dear friend Lydia! Love ~ The Baas'

Kelly Baas Sep 23 2012 2:02 PM

John and Family, We were so sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Joe & Gloria Cote

Joe and Gloria Cote Sep 22 2012 9:46 PM

Becky and Family: We were so sorry to hear about your mom Becky. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your mother and grandmother. The Romstadt Family Mark, Michelle, Andrew and Bradley

Mark & Michelle Romstadt Sep 22 2012 9:30 PM

thank you so much for loving me...I will always remember your kindness and smile... You were always such an inspiration...I will see you soon.. Love you all

barbara miller Sep 22 2012 8:06 PM

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