Tiffany Funeral Home


Marla Jeanne Goucher

September 26, 1953November 17, 2021

Marla Jeanne (Grenz) Goucher, age 68 of Haslett, MI passed from this life to be with Jesus on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 due to Covid 19. Marla was born on September 26, 1953 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Marla was preceded in death by two unborn children, her parents, Raymond and Florene Grenz, her brother, Kevin Grenz, various Aunts and Uncles.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dan Goucher of Haslett, MI; her sister, Beva (Lewis) Olson of Baxter, MN; nieces and nephews, Shelley Eigen,(Dan) of Lake Shore, MN, Bryce Olson,(Shannon) of Pequot Lakes, MN, Ryan Olson of Denver, CO; Uncle Eldred Smith of San Diego, CA; as well as beloved cousins.

A Celebration/Memorial of Marla's life will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Mount Hope Church 202 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917. A reception will follow on premises.


11 December

Celebration/Memorial of Marla's Life

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mount Hope Church

202 S. Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48864


Marla Jeanne Goucher

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Laura Fenger

December 2, 2021

I'm so glad I had a chance to get to know Marla a bit in the past few months. We chatted about her knitting and quilting and she offered to help me learn to knit. Whenever I met her in the hall, she was friendly and smiling - she made me feel welcome at University Advancement. I always enjoyed meeting up with her in the hall on my way to different places.

Kimberly Schulz

November 29, 2021

I spent the summer with Marla when I was 12. She is such a beautiful person. To me, she was someone to look up to. An example of what a parent should be, of what a person should be. I’m so glad we have that blessed assurance. Thank you, God, for the gift of Marla.

Ken Marable

November 25, 2021

Seeing Marla in the office was always a joy. I did not know her well, but even just passing in the hallway she would share a friendly smile and a funny comment, brightening my day. Every memory I have of Marla is accompanied by her laughter, and I will cherish that gift of happiness she gave so freely.

Amelia Bowen

November 24, 2021

I worked with Marla in University Advancement for almost five years. She was a wonderful colleague. She made me feel welcome when I was new to the position and new to Michigan. She just had that welcoming way about her. I will miss seeing her smiling face. I am so glad I had the chance to know her.

Allen Selis

November 24, 2021

Marla was kind and gentle. A perfect companion and friend. My wife, Carla, and I once prayed for Marla and her migraine headache instantly disappeared. God so loves her. She is not dead but brilliantly alive.

Gayle Taylor Thorne

November 23, 2021

Dear dear Marla has been a friend of mine for 32 years. She was an amazing person, friend and a God fearing woman. We met at MSU and worked in various places together and became instant friends. I called her Maria and she called me Gaylee. She was one of my best friends and is truly going to be missed here on earth. Prayers for Dan and her entire family. Rejoice in heaven dear Maria…until we meet again. Hugs…I love you so…


Adeline Wharton

November 22, 2021

Marla was an amazing friend and colleague. She is someone that left us too early! I loved coming to work each morning to see Dan and Marla in the parking lot enjoying a coffee and breakfast. Seeing them together showed how much they loved and cared for one another! She always had a story to tell! Hearing about the house remodel was always an adventure especially when they were working on the roof - Dan and his ladder made for a great picture! Listening to her tell the stories made the day so much brighter. Her smile and laugh was contagious. I enjoyed working with Marla and learning from her over the years. She will always be a ray of sunshine! Class will never be the same without her....

Martha Bernath

November 22, 2021

I first met Marla while I was at the College of Nursing and she worked in the Media area. She was the nicest/funniest person I met over there. I then got to work with her more through University Advancement and she was always so patient and helpful. I can't believe that she is gone, but I will always remember her and her kindness.