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Nancy Belle (Reid) Marutz

June 30, 1931 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 87)

Nancy Belle Marutz, age 87, of Wayland, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 24, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Wilma Reid. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years Bob Marutz; children Pam (Scott) Doublestein and Lynn Marutz; grandchildren Stacey (Einar) Phillips, Philip (Katie) Doublestein; great-grandchildren Paige and Micah Phillips and Wyatt Doublestein; brother, Don (Thurlow) Reid, sister, Freda VanFleteren, and sister-in-law, Eunice Milliman.

Nancy was born in Brighton, MI and graduated from Milford HS in 1949.  She attended Western Michigan College and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hearing and Speech and a Master’s in Speech Pathology from Michigan State University. Nancy taught for 30 years, 28 years at Bessie B. Baker Elementary in Wayland.  She was involved at St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday School for over 50 years.  She and Bob traveled extensively in their retirement.  Family was very important to her and many winters were spent in Texas with kids and grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8436 Kraft Ave. SE Caledonia, with Rev. Dr. Timothy Brand officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 312 N. Main St., Wayland and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Church.

The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guest book at  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Sunday School or the Lutheran Women in Missions.

Donations may be made to:

Saint Paul Lutheran Church-Sunday School
8436 Kraft Ave., Caledonia MI 49316
Tel: 1-616-891-8688

Lutheran Women in Mission ~LWML~
801 Seminary Place Ste L010, Saint Louis MO 63105
Tel: 1-800-252-5965

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