Marilyn Hodgson

October 10, 1932May 3, 2021

Marilyn Hodgson, 88, of Fruitport, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at home with her family by her side.

Marilyn was born October 10, 1932, the daughter of Russell and Mabel Lowing. She married Carl Hodgson of Fruitport where they lived and enjoyed 70 years of marriage. She worked for Fruitport Public Schools for 30 years as a Food Service Manager, retiring in 1992. Marilyn enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and sharing Carl’s hobby of collecting and restoring antique tractors and gas engines. Most important to her was always her family. She was a social, caring, hard-working woman who will be deeply missed.

Marilyn is survived by: her husband Carl; daughters, Carla (Mike) Wallis and Kim (Dennis) Slezak; grandchildren, Kelly Johnson, Amy (Jerry) Parker, Jodie (Rob) Schmidt, Jamie (Rob) Thompson, Gary (Kathy) Hodgson, and Michael (Jan) Hodgson; step-granddaughter, Allison Saunders; and sisters, Lottie (Robert) Eddy and Lorna (Donald) Engle.

She was preceded in death by: her son, David; granddaughter, Sandy; parents; and daughter-in-law, Vicki.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and a private graveside service will be held at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Fruitport.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice.


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Allen Winslow

May 10, 2021

To the family of Marilyn Hodgson: It was my pleasure to work with Marilyn as the business manager at Fruitport Community Schools. She was a kind and generous person who loved her job and the kids. Many kids were well fed because of her work and planning. I will always have good thoughts of her.

Angela Sidock

May 10, 2021

My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family. I'm saddened to hear of the loss of Grandma Hodgson. May the family find peace in the many memories that have been created.

Charles and Barbara Hain

May 9, 2021

Such a lovely person. Will be missed so much. Loved meeting with at the tractor shows.