Doris E. Marske
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“In Revelation 7:9 John saw a great multitude that no one could count from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle & Tom Krieger - MI

“Ray & family, I am so sorry to hear about Doris. Having the connection of working at Schneck's and knowing my folks, Harold & Eleanor Steinke, you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Hicks - Peachtree City, GA

“Ray, So sorry to read that Doris past away. I always enjoyed your visits to the bank. My Sympathy to you and your family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Lake - st joseph, MI

“Dear Cindy and Melissa, and Kim, And The Marske"s were so sorry to hear about your loss ,Our deepest sympathy Love LInda Reay and Kathryn Snyder ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Reay - St Joseph, MI

“THE MARSKE FAMILY: The loss of a loved one is a trying time in our lives, but family and friends are there to help us through. ...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Rich and Becky Fatter - MI

“Dear Mr. Marske, We are so very sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers! May God supply His peace as you remember the love. ...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gerry and Tammy Cox - MI

“Dearest Flower girl Kathy,cousin Ray(more like a brother),and all the rest of the Marske family, I am so happy that each time I come to...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Gertrude Ann Roeder Wiechmann - MN

“My deepest and most sincere sympathy to Ray and the Marske family. I was truly blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Doris. She...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen Morris - Stevensville, MI


Doris E. Marske, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away, Monday, December 03, 2012 at her home.

A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 11:30 A.M. Friday December 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9123 George St., Berrien Springs, with Rev. Mel Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Run Cemetery in Scottdale. Friends may call Thursday December 6, from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Berrien Springs, Hospice at Home, or the Michigan Parkinson Association. Those wishing to sign Doris' Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Doris was born July 4, 1926 in St. Joseph to Charles & Emma (Kading) Kettelhut. She graduated from Stevensville High School in 1943 and on September 16, 1945, married Raymond Marske in Stevensville. After raising her family, Doris was employed for twenty years as produce manager at Schneck's Supermarket in St. Joseph, and from 1980 until 1992 as office manager for Raymond Marske Insurance Agency in Berrien Springs. Doris was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Berrien Spring where she was active in the Ladies Aide and Bible Study. She was a member of The Dashing Dozen ladies group for fifty years, a member of the Plangger's Furniture Bowling Team at Blossom Lanes for many years, and a 4-H leader for twenty years-receiving the Outstanding Leader of the Year award in 1975. Doris enjoyed tending to her rose gardens and teaching her grandchildren what she knew about roses to help them with their floral entries at the Berrien County Youth Fair. She enjoyed cooking, baking, cake decorating and cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her husband Ray; her children-Kathleen Marske of St. Joseph, William (Sandi) Marske of Three Oaks, Melodie Marske of Ann Arbor; her daughter-in-law Cindy Marske of St. Joseph; six grandchildren-Kimberley (Greg) Glaske, Melissa (Troy) Marske, Jackie (Rob) Satek, Jamy (Kristy) Marske, Jill (Kurt) Etherington, and Adam (Bettina) Zabel; seven great-grandchildren-Andrew, Lilly, Rebekah, Emily, Elijah, Emmeline, & Landen; and by numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son David Marske in 1992, & her siblings-Hattie Graham, Irving Kettlehut, Lawrence Kettelhut & Karl Kettelhut.

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