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Marylou (Nelson) Sears

November 29, 1943 June 12, 2018
Marylou (Nelson)  Sears
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Obituary for Marylou (Nelson) Sears

Marylou (Nelson) Sears, age 74, beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully on June 12, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 29, 1943 in Sturgis, MI a daughter to the late Irvin F. and Doris M. (Bunnell) Nelson.
Marylou graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1962 and furthered her education becoming a licensed home health care nurse, a job she truly loved.
On Jan. 27, 1962 in White Pigeon, MI she married Jack L. Sears, Sr.
She is a mother of 3 beautiful children: a surviving son: Jack L. Sears Jr., and deceased daughter: Cynthia (Sears) Brundige and deceased son: Matthew S. Sears.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Additional surviving family members are her husband: Jack; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother: Irvin G. (Linda) Nelson of Burr Oak, MI and 1 sister: Kathy (Rich) Yeckley of Sturgis, MI.
Marylou was a self-taught artist and left her family and friends with many paintings and handmade gifts of art. These items will forever be cherished by her family and friends. She found her faith late in life, but she was a testament to the Lord in weathering many storms, and encourager of many who lost their children. A tragic loss to Marylou was her two children, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial graveside service and burial will take place at Burr Oak Cemetery with Richard Yeckley, brother-in-law, officiating.
Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091, who has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Burr Oak Cemetery Final Resting Place

6550 Middle Colon Road
Burr Oak, MI 49030

6550 Middle Colon Road Burr Oak 49030 MI
United States

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