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Mrs. Marcelyn M. VanderburgVanderburg, Mrs. Marcelyn M. Thomas Twp., Michigan Marcelyn passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Age 98 years. She was born on March 31, 1919, in Saginaw, to the late Joseph D. and Nellie M. (LaPage) LaFleur. She was married to Robert Vanderburg on October 30, 1937, and he predeceased her on October 2, 2006, after 69 years of marriage. Prior to her retirement, Marcelyn had worked as a nurse's aide at St. Mary's Hospital. She enjoyed reading, baking, and for 20 years, she especially enjoyed the time she shared with her husband and family at their home on Higgins Lake. Surviving are her two daughters, Carol (Gene) Hummel and JoJean Ray; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, extended family and friends. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Louise Wagner, Nell Jean Call, Dorothy Bruns; and her sons, Eugene and Donald Vanderburg. In accordance with Marcelyn's wishes cremation has taken place. Funeral Liturgy will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., in Thomas Twp. The Rev. Fr. Peter J Gaspeny will officiate. Rite of Committal to follow in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be considered to Emmaus House of Saginaw 733 S. 14th Street, Saginaw, MI 48601. Memories and sympathies of Marcelyn may be shared with the family on her memorial website at