Marian Eileen Arend
Marian Eileen Arend, 93, of Baroda went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at her home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Zion United Church of Christ, 9100 Third St., Baroda, with the Rev. Adam Bohland officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman. Burial will be in Ruggles Cemetery, Baroda. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or Zion United Church of Christ. Online condolences are accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Marian was born Thursday, Oct. 15, 1925, in Benton Harbor, the daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Gnodtke) Geike. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Vere William Arend, and he preceded her in death in 2012. Marian enjoyed being a homemaker and being with her family. Marian was a faithful, lifelong member of Zion United Church of Christ and an auxiliary member of the Baroda American Legion Post 345.
Survivors include her sons: Dennis (Becky) Arend, Kevin (Janice) Arend, Keith (Marlene) Arend, Brian Arend and Bruce (Sandy) Arend; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lorraine Scott.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Gregory; an infant daughter, Eileen Arend; great-grandchild, Brandon Arend; sisters: Betty Walker, Joyce Morlock and Janice Mensinger; brother, Robert Geike; and her twin, Marvin Geike.