Marilee E. Walters
She was born Marilee Elizabeth Turpin on May 14, 1937, in Manistique, the daughter of William and Lela (Winter) Turpin. She attended Manistique area schools and was a graduate of Manistique High School.
In 1955, Marilee married Paul Anthony Walters in Chicago, Ill. They moved back to Manistique and had four children together. Later divorced, Marilee moved to Woodridge, Ill., where she raised her children. She lived in several states, including Wisconsin and Tennessee. While living in Woodridge, she worked for Rexnord for 25 years, starting as mail girl, working her way up to data processing manager. She later owned and operated a motel in Wisconsin with her son, Tim.
She was an avid bowler and golfer, enjoyed bird watching, reading, knitting/crocheting, and loved her family vacations, traveling around the United States, and also to Germany. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very near and dear to her heart.
Marilee is survived by her daughter, Tracy Michael and her husband Jim of Clarksville, Tenn.; sons, Thomas (Terrill) Walters of Manistique and Timothy (Tracey) Walters of Bloomer, Wis.; grandchildren, Jason (Mary) Michael USAF of Kirkland Air Force Base-Albuquerque, N.M., Shaun (Kandi) Michael of Clarksville, Breanna Michael of Clarksville, Stephannie Walters and Shannon Walters of Aurora, Ill., and Jessica Walters and Joshua Walters of Bloomer, Wis.; two great-grandchildren, Raelynn Michael and Skyler Michael of Clarksville; along with her nieces.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Turpin; her half sister, Marjorie MacKenzie; and by her son, Paul W. “Tony” Walters. She was also preceded in death by her faithful, four-legged friend of 16 years, Binnie.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique. Service times will be announced in the Manistique Pioneer Tribune.
Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.