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Marlin Thomas

1925 - 2020

Marlin Wilber Thomas age 95 of Rogers City passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Medilodge in Rogers City.

He was born June 20,1925 in Rogers City to Clarence and Elna (Hopp) Thomas.

Marlin graduated from Rogers City High School in 1943. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1944. On December 10, 1949 he married Arlene Peltz. He retired as an insurance clerk from Calcite in 1987. Marlin was life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bowling and attending Rogers City High School sporting events. His favorite pastime was watching or listening to Detroit professional sporting events.

Mr. Thomas is survived by three children, John (Carol) Thomas of Rogers City, Nancy (Jeff) Locke of Cheboygan, and Kay (Jim) Manning of Maple Grove, MN; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Foster, Elsie Simpson, Dorothy Ganske and Loretta Peltz; one brother-in-law, John Grafe. Marlin is also survived by many nieces, nephews and the loving staff at Medilodge of Rogers City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Thomas; parents, Clarence and Elna Thomas; one sister, Luella “Tootie” (Harry) Adrian; four brothers-in-law, Harvey Peltz, Larry Foster, Arthur Simpson and Pete Ganske; two sisters-in-law, Leora (Jack) Robb and Marilyn Grafe; daughter-in-law, June Thomas; and a granddaughter, Amanda Thomas.

Private inurnment services took place at Memorial Park Cemetery where Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiated, and Rogers City VFW Post 607 offered a military tribute.

Memorials may be given to McLaren Hospice for the Rogers City-Alpena area, the Medilodge activities room in Rogers City or a charity of your choice.

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