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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Marshall Markey

   Marshall L. (Bud) Markey, 90, of Saginaw, beloved husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at his home with his family by his side.

   The son of the late Frank and Ida (Sabota) Markowski, Bud was born Dec. 13, 1915 in Saginaw. He married Genevieve Trybulski, his loving wife of 67 years on June 17, 1939 in Saginaw, and had lived at Wixom Lake, where the couple had built their retirement home, since 1978.

   Bud served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #7303 in Beaverton. He was employed at Saginaw Steering Gear as a machinist for 34 years until his retirement in 1975. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball. He signed up with the Cincinnati Reds AAA after graduating from Saginaw High School in 1937.

   Bud played baseball in the Saginaw City Federation League. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland and a past member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Edenville and St. Casimir Catholic Church in Saginaw. Bud was also an accomplished horseshoe player, having won many tournaments in Auburn, Gladwin and Beaverton.

   He enjoyed 30 years of square dancing with his partner Genevieve in Michigan and in Florida, where they spent their winters. Bud was a wonderful family man with deep devotion to his wife and children. Loving, kind, strong, generous and always smiling – that was Bud. He was lovingly cared for by his wife with great strength and deep compassion.

   Surviving besides his wife Genevieve are three sons, Lawrence Markey of Davenport, Iowa, Ronald (Marilyn) Markey of Saginaw, and James (Kimberly) Markey of Saline; 10 grandchildren, Susan (Matt) Opperman, Craig Halm, Georgia (Rick) Cartee, Lawrence Jr. (Suzanne) Markey, Todd Markey and Noemi Kurylo, Anna Markey, Ronald Jr. (Kelly) Markey, Michael, Jessica and Dustin Markey; eight great grandchildren, Bryce, Ryan, Brady, Kareena, Kalin, Marissa, Matthew and Keaton. Bud was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Ann Halm; a son-in-law, Wendel Halm; a sister, Constance Markowski; and a brother, Lawrence Markey.

   Funeral liturgy took place at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Freeland with the Rev. Fr. Lawrence Pashak officiating. Interment was at 12:30 p.m. in the St. Andrew Cemetery where military services were conducted by VFW Post #1859.

   Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Agnes Catholic Church, Mid Michigan Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, or the charity of their choice.

   God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
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