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Marlene Mae (Peets) Banks

November 10, 1937 ~ August 20, 2019 (age 81)


Marlene Mae Banks, 81, of Herron passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Hillman’s Haven.

Marlene Mae Peets was born in Arenac County on November 10, 1937 to the late Lester and Alice (Ogger) Peets.  She married Robert Banks on June 15, 1963.   Together they engaged in farming and were members of Farm Bureau. Robert preceded her in death on June 13, 2015, just before their 53rd wedding anniversary.  Marlene enjoyed knitting, genealogy and was a 4-H Leader.

Surviving are her two children, Jean (Donald) Rowland, Timothy (Katha’leene Wallace) Banks; 3 grandchildren, James, Connor, Kathryn; and great grandson, Evan.

Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her son, Neale Banks; infant sister, Elaine; and brother, James Peets.

Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and where the funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Herbert Kitzman officiating.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Millersburg

Memorials: Lupus Foundation of America

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August 23, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
August 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707


Lupus Alliance of America
26507 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores MI 48081