Marian E. Heinlein

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Marian E. (Koch) Heinlein went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 21st, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Marian was born on April 22, 1927 to Rev. Reinhardt and Natalie (Stefan) Koch in Jackson, Michigan. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church at 4432 Mackinaw Road in Saginaw. The family will receive visitors from 10AM until time of service at 12PM. Pastor Nancy Steele officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Home Sweet Home at 5237 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, Florida 34652, the Assisted Living facility that cared for Marian during her final illness. Marian was united in marriage to Charles Heinlein on July 20, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Zilwaukee, MI. Charles preceded Marian in death, and in 2013 she married Albert Shirk, who also preceded her in death. Her brother William Koch, daughter-in-law Susan Heinlein, and a niece preceded her in death also. For several years Marian sewed draperies; she was very active in the Artist Guilds of Saginaw, MI and West Pasco, Fl. Her artistic talents were evident in her oil and watercolor paintings, which gave inspiration to many. She enjoyed traveling, camping, playing cards, and helping others. . Marian is survived by her brother, Paul (Anne) Koch of Eau Claire, WI, and sister-in-law Lila Koch of Saginaw. Marian is also survived by her three children: David (Beckie) Heinlein of Lopez Island, WA, Carol (Robert) Roholff of Saginaw, MI, Paul Heinlein of Fenville, MI., her grandchildren Jennifer Keeling, Sara Rohloff, Erik Heinlein, and Lindsey Heinlein. Marian is also survived by her adopted daughter, Jean Mahon, her grandchildren Jessica Tellier, Justin Mahon, and great-grandchildren Asa, Eliana, and Heidi Mahon. Marian also leaves several nieces, nephews, and many friends. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Marian Heinlein, please visit our Tribute Store.

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  1. Our sympathies to Marian’s family on your loss. I remember Aunt Marian as capable and no-nonsense, yet with a soft, artistic, and thoughtful side to her. Her strength was an inspiration to me. I think of her every time I look at the lovely painting she gave Mike and me for our wedding, and often when I go to art galleries. Both she and Uncle Chuck had a great sense of humor; remembering Uncle Chuck’s hearty laugh and the mischievous twinkle in Aunt Marian’s eye right now. They made family fun.

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