2014-07-17 / Obituaries

Marietta Binder Wilson


Marietta Binder Wilson Marietta Binder Wilson BAY CITY, Mich. – Marietta Binder Wilson, 75, died quietly surrounded by her sons in Bay City, Mich., on Dec. 7, 2013, of spinal cancer.

Born Oct. 21, 1938, in Manistique, Mich., Marietta attended St. Francis de Sales Grade School and became a 1957 Honors Graduate of Manistique High School. She was conferred a Bachelor of Arts in English and education from Northern Michigan University in 1961. She was known as “Mo” by her sisters in the Delta Sigma Nu sorority.

Marietta taught kindergarten to hundreds of “chickadees” at Royal Oak’s Jefferson, Longfellow, Northwood and Addams Grade Schools.

She continued in the kindergarten classroom at Shrine Grade School from 1982 to 1995. She returned to her childhood home in Manistique where she taught for seven more years at St. Francis de Sales School.

Marietta continued to be active in her retirement, joining the Kiwanis Club, Red Hat Society, Bridge Club and Seniors on Tour. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends at her cottage and never turned down the opportunity to play cards with a friend or read a book to a child. She will forever be remembered for her incredible Halloween experience, her “Stone Soup” and most fondly for her kind spirit, generous heart and daily hugs.

She was predeceased in death by her mother, Hildreth Binder; father, Todd Binder; and brother, Fred Binder.

She is survived by her sister, Annette (Binder) Staples of Knoxville, Tenn.; her brother, Thomas Binder of Haines, Alaska; and her two sons, Robert Wilson and Bradford Wilson.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at Saint Francis de Sales on Friday, July 18, at 11 a.m., followed by visitation with the family and refreshments.

Attendees are encouraged to wear something bright and festive to celebrate Marietta’s love of life. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Salvation Army, Paralyzed Veterans of America, American Kidney Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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