Marian Laverne Case

Marian Case, 90, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 12, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 E. Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Noah Headrick officiating. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Friday at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph.  Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Hospice at Home. Those wishing to share a memory of Marian online may do so at

Marian was born December 25, 1924 in Hartford, MI to Francis and Letha (Van Auken) Johnson.  She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1942.  On June 15, 1946, Marian married her beloved husband James Case in Benton Harbor. She worked as a Secretary at Selective Services for many years where she helped prepare soldiers leaving for the war. Marian was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was an active member in the church and the altar guild. In her spare time she enjoyed playing bridge, dancing and gardening, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and lunch buddies. 

Marian is survived by her children, Linda (Don) Litke of St. Joseph, Ciry (Jerry) Harwood of Albany, Oregon, Eloise (Steven Gerber) Harris of St. Joseph, Tim (Donna) Case of St. Joseph and Tony (Kami Noel) Case of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Lainie (George) Von Behren, Mandy (Jason) Scheffler, Tracy Harwood, Sean (Luzelva Diaz) Harris, Kylie Harris, Jessica (Jason) Flowers, Joni Case, Shannon Murphy, Heather Harris and Doug (Lisa) Litke; great-grandchildren, Melaina, Garrett, and Maylee Von Behren, Jaxon and Mason Flowers, Von, Kurtis, and Blake Scheffler, Kane Harris Allix Murphy, Cameron and Keaton Litke; and brother Harold Johnson.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband Jim on May 5, 2015, parents, brother Richard Johnson and two sons-in-law Steven Howard and David Harris.   

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