Gladys Mae Marcus
Date of Death: May, 22 2011
Gladys Mae Marcus, 75, Escanaba, formerly or Marinette, WI, passed away Sunday May 22, 2011 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba with her daughters by her side. She was born on October 3, 1935 in Marinette, WI, the daughter of the late John and Cecilia (Derusha) Pearson. On November 7, 1953 she married the late James Marcus in Port Washington, WI.
Gladys had resided in Sheboygan, WI for many years where she raised her family. After moving to Escanaba, she became an active member of the Escanaba Church of Christ where she was involved in many different church activities. She was also an active member of the Sault Ste Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians. Among her many past times, Gladys loved cooking, doing crafts and most of all, spending time with her family, especially the "love of her life", her grandchildren.
Gladys is survived by five children: Richard (Jacoba) Marcus, Elaine Bye, James Marcus, Jamie (Mark) Lesczykowski and Cindy (Michael) Hurthibise, one brother: Franklin (Marlene) Biernet, seventeen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law and good friend: Charlotte Miller as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter: Carol Marcus, two brothers and one sister.
Friends may call from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at the Escanaba Church of Christ: 5079 18th Rd. Escanaba (Soo HIll Area). A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gladys Marcus will follow visitation on Wednesday at church at 6:00 p.m. with Minister Dave Grant officiating. A luncheon will follow services in the church fellowship hall. Gladys will be laid to rest in the Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette, WI.