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Maralyn Barbans

1932 - 2018

Maralyn May Barbans age 86 of Rogers City
formerly of Wyoming, Michigan and
North Muskegon, Michigan, passed away
October 26, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical Center
in Alpena.

She was born June 9, 1932 to Milford and Zella (Saunders) Cook,

“Per Mom’s wishes, no fanfare — she lived her life to the fullest, one
challenge at a time, doing things for others to help them and make them
happy. She loved her family to the fullest and they were always first. Life
has been one learning experience after another for me and loved it all
Sadly I have to leave my four legged fur babies, especially Master Rufus
“Ruffie” and Princess “My little Miss Muffet” and many friends and
neighbors, they all meant happiness to me”

She also leaves behind, and will be missed by her husband, Leonids “Lee”;
3 children, Raymond (MaryeGrace) Punches Jr. of Wyoming,
Tammi (Michael) Harvey of Comstock Park and
Joni Lyn (Craig) Pantelin of Stanwood;
4 grandchildren, Angela (Jim) Waltanski, Nicholas (Dez) Pantelin,
Shawnell (Erica Schaub) Pantelin and
Ginger (fiancé, Ben Beaudin) Punches;
7 great grandchildren, Deanna, Ava, Hunter and Fischer Pantelin, Alex,
Austin and Trinity Miedema;
5 siblings, Ethel Rutherford, Don (Jeanette) Cook, Richard (Patty) Cook,
Marcia Schnipke and Dale Lohman,
she is also survived by 5 grandcats

Maralyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond A, Punches;
2nd husband, Herb Elliott and

three siblings, Melbourne, Jack and Milford “Spike”; and
many furry friends that will meet her at the Rainbow Bridge.

Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home, no services are
planned at this time.

Maralyn’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors,
nurses and staff at MidMichigan Medical Center, Hospice of Michigan
and the many neighbors and friends in Rogers City who were there to
lend a helping hand.

Memorials may be given in memory of Maralyn Barbans to Friends
Together, 105 Prentiss Street, Alpena, MI 49707 or
Cheboygan Humane Society, 1536 East Hackleburg Road, Cheboygan,
Michigan 49721.

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