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Lenora May (Marz) Wille

May 27, 1923October 5, 2021

Lenora May (Marz) Wille, age 98, of Sterling Heights, MI. Passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Sterling Heights. Lenora was born on May 27, 1923 in Detroit, MI, to Leslie and Evelyn Marz. She married Lawrence Wille on November 3, 1945, in Detroit, he passed in 1986.

Loving mother of Kathleen Montmorency and Maureen (Michael) Carlton. Proud grandmother of Michelle, Christine, Stephanie (Timothy), Johnathan, Michael Jr. (Renee), Marisa, Mark (Julie), and a great-grandmother Cecilia, Christina, Ava, Camryn, Olivia, Alyssa, Abby and Penelope. She was pre deceased by her parents, siblings; Herbert, Donald, Barbara, Leslie, Cornelius, step-brothers; Wallace, Thomas and Staurt and her son-in-law Robert.

Lenora worked for the Roseville Public Library and then transferred to the City of Roseville Building Department from where she retired. She was very involved in her church and was a choir member. Lenora was very social, she enjoyed going out with her friends. She was part of the Altar society and Mother’s Club at Sacred Heart Church. She was always helping at church, she baked for all the bake sales. She enjoyed traveling with her sister on bus trips and cruises.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 10:30AM, Instate from 9:30 at St Anastasia, 4571 John R Rd., Troy, MI 48085. Burial to follow services at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, 38425 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038. Following the graveside service, there will be a luncheon for family and friends at Fern Hill Banquet Hall, 17600 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wille family.


  • The late Lawrence Wille, Husband
  • Kathleen Montmorency, Daughter
  • Maureen (Michael) Carlton, Daughter
  • Michelle, Christine, Stephanie (Timothy), Johnathan, Michael Jr. (Renee), Marisa, and Mark (Julie), Grandchildren
  • Cecilia, Christina, Ava, Camryn, Olivia, Alyssa, Abby and Penelope, Great Grandchildren
  • Herbert, Donald, Barbara, Leslie, and Cornelius, Siblings (deceased)
  • Wallace, Thomas and Staurt, Step Siblings (deceased)



  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 14, 2021


  • Burial to follow Mass


Lenora May (Marz) Wille

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Rachael Doyle (Marz) - Herb & Kathleen's Grandaughter

October 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to your family as you celebrate such a beautiful life.

I have fond memories with Nori while visiting my Grandparents Herb & Kathleen Marz. One in particular at the Detroit Zoo. I couldn't have been more than 6 years old and Nori and I were racing in front of the group to be the first to see the animals.

She brought so much joy to my childhood through her friendship with my grandmother and her light and kind spirit. I know that my Grandparent's welcomed her home with full hearts to be together again.

Sending you love and healing during this time.

Marie Marz

October 13, 2021

Dearest Kathy and Maureen and Family.

My deepest Sympathy on the passing of your Mom. When I think of Norrie , and see her in my minds eye, I see her smiling and laughing with Kathleen and Herb . I most fondly remember her sincere interest in the goings on of my family , my children and their dad Paul.

I remember so many visits to Detroit and each one included a visit to Aunt Norrie . So much of her time she gave to the service of the Church .. watching that deep faith in action was a Blessing to me and my children .. I think of all of the Marz and McKinnon Siblings gathering and rejoicing together in Heaven …with their mom and dad .. .may all of your Memories bring comfort to your hearts at this difficult time.

Mike Carlton Sr.

October 13, 2021

Mom Wille was what every son-in-law wishes for. She was the kindest, most loving person I ever met. Mom W. Would do anything she could to make the people in her life happy. I told her she was my second mom. I love her and will miss her greatly, but I know she's happy now, and gets to be with Dad W. again. Love you mom.

Jere Diebold

October 11, 2021

Lenora was one of the most wonderful people you would ever want to meet and work with.
God Bless You Lenora.
Jere Diebold