Dennis William Marzec, age 67 of Grand Haven, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 10, 2020 at home. He was born on June 14, 1952 in Detroit, MI to the late William and Lillian (Pakula) Marzec. Dennis married Laura Whiston on July 16, 2005 in Taylor, MI.
He graduated from Henry Ford College and then worked at Ford Motor Company as an electrician, retiring in 2012 after 35 years. Dennis and Laura then moved to Grand Haven to enjoy retirement. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and the Grand Haven Eagles, Aerie #925. Dennis loved to travel and enjoyed going to Mackinaw Island, the U.P., and Florida, and going on cruises. He liked tinkering with and fixing things, going to thrift stores, and having conversations with his best friends. Dennis was a great animal lover and was fond of his pets: JoJo, Rosie, and Chubbers. Most importantly, Dennis loved his family, and he always held a special place in his heart for his daughter, Lila.
Dennis is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 14 years, Laura; daughter, Lila Marzec of Grand Haven; in laws, Allen and Phyllis Whiston; sister-in-law, Lisa (Todd) Howard; brother, Tom Marzec; nieces, Aimee Howard and Kristina Bierl; aunts, Irene (Norb) Romej and Esther Pakula; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Funeral Service for Dennis will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 15th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Historical Cemetery.
A Memorial Service for Dennis will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Edith Catholic Church, 15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI. Father Jim McNulty will be officiating. Friends may meet the family before the service from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lila Marzec Memorial Education Fund C/O Lake Michigan Credit Union or Loving Spoonful Food Pantry C/O St. John’s Episcopal Church.
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Lila Marzec Memorial Education Fund C/O Lake Michigan Credit Union
951 Jackson St., Grand Haven MI 49417
Loving Spoonfuls Food Pantry C/O St. John's Episcopal Church
524 Washington Ave., Grand Haven MI 49417