Marilyn Heller1924 - 2009
Marilyn Ruth Heller age 85 of Rogers City
passed away August 23, 2009 at Tendercare Health
Center of Rogers City
She was born July 30, 1924 in Rogers City
to John and Mollie (Schlager) Bruder
Following graduation from Rogers City High School, she worked for a short time in
Detroit before returning home to work for the Calcite Plant of Michigan Limestone.
She then accepted a position with Dr, Arthur Lee Foley when he opened his medical
office in Rogers City. She and LeRoy Heller were married on October 11, 1947 at
St. John Lutheran Church by the Rev. Louis A. Linn. A lifelong member, she served
the Sunday School, Choir, Fellowship Club, Ladies Aid Society, and Missionary
League. As a member of the Rogers City Hospital Auxiliary for many years, she
took charge of it’s “Gift Cart”, a job she truly enjoyed. After retirement, the Heller’s
traveled throughout the United States and Hawaii with a travel club operated by
Mrs. Donelda McWilliams.
Marilyn is survived by:
brother, Wallace (Joan) Bruder of Traverse City
sister, Betty (Marvin) Claus of Rogers City
8 loving nieces and nephews who were the apple of her eye;
Dr. John (Carolyn) Bruder of Traverse City, Barbara (David) York of Virginia,
David (Jan) Claus of Lansing, Jane (Robert) Macomber of St. Petersburg Beach, FL,
Lisa Claus of Ada, MI, Rev. David (Linda) Heller of Georgia,
Rev. Richard (Doris) Heller of Chicago, and DeLynn (Dennis) Greenman of Holt.
Friends may visit the Beck Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.. Visitation will resume on Thursday at
St. John Lutheran Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor John Schreiber officiating.
Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church or School, or a charity of your