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Pixley Funeral Home

3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI

OBITUARY

Marlene Kay Thompson

March 27, 1943January 4, 2020
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Marlene (Dwinell) Thompson was born in Montrose, SD in 1943. She grew up in rural Minnesota and spent most of her adult life in Michigan. She came from a large family and was the eldest of eight. At 19 years old, she met her life-long love, David, in a small restaurant, named Detoys, in Madison MN. They moved to Minneapolis and eventually to Michigan in 1973. She spent many years in sales at Miami Tile, in Fraser, MI. Marlene was loved by everyone who knew her. She doted on and was extremely proud of her grandchildren. She loved talking to and going out with her friends and enjoyed yearly trips with her sisters. She was also an avid reader, and began each day with the newspaper. Also an animal lover, she had many cats over the years and loved feeding and watching her backyard wildlife. She is survived by her husband: David Thompson, daughter: Karmin Kowalczyk, grandchildren: Emily and Elizabeth Kowalczyk. Her family welcomes all to a visitation which will be held on Friday, January 10th, from 4-8pm and Saturday, Jan 11th, from 10-11am followed by a funeral service at 11am at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery; 621 W. Long Lake Rd, Troy, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Migraine Research Foundation. www.migraineresearchfoundation.org

  • FAMILY

  • David Thompson, Husband
  • Karmin Kowalczyk, Daughter
  • Emily and Elizabeth Kowalczyk, Granddaughters

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Rosary Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Jackie Thompson Maillet

January 10, 2020

I remember Marlene as the "cool" aunt at Thompson family gatherings when we were young. She always had a smile and a laugh at the ready, and made us feel like we were listened to. Sending heartfelt sympathies and prayers from our family to yours, your grief must be profound at this time.

Michael Burwell

January 7, 2020

Marlene was a high school classmate of mine (Madison [MN] High School, Class of '61). She joined us in her junior year. Although I didn't know her well, I do recall attending a spontaneous senior party that she "sponsored," much to the ire of her late-arriving parents. We all had a good time. May her family take comfort in knowing that at least some of her classmates remember her well.

Anne Messing

January 7, 2020

We started out as new neighbors and ended up dear friends. Marlene was kind, generous and loving. We lunched, laughed, shopped and played cards for the past 40 years.
Marlene was so proud of her family. Many know Marlene had deep religious faith. I hope her faith carries us as we navigate life without her. Love, Anne & Gale

Drew Downing

January 6, 2020

Dave, Karmin, Emily and Elizebeth... I have beautiful and fond memories of the wonderful woman you each are grieving for today. My sorrow of her passing cannot possibly compare to what each of you must be feeling.
My favorite memory is the look in her eyes when she would give a hug to her girls, as it was true and significant. It was evident she loved you all with everything she had.
I am offering my deepest sympathy and respect for your loss. Marlene will be missed by all those her life on earth has touched...

Diane and arvid Gollnick

January 6, 2020

David,karmin and Girls you have our sympathy we were just with her a few months ago and had such a nice time.she Will Be missed thank God for memorias

Lorna Johnson

January 6, 2020

Deep sympathy to David and the family. I'm sorry for your loss.

Virginia Lopiccolo

January 5, 2020

Marlene has been in my life for 40 years and will always be in my heart. She is a caring friend that was always there for others. David and Carmen we are so sorry for your loss. She loved your family and very proud of her grandchildren. Marlene you will truly be missed.

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