Marian Clara Schwarzkopf Bennett, 103 years young, passed away at Besser Senior Living, on July 14th, surrounded by her loving family.
Marian was born on November 12, 1919, to Hugo T. and Clara (Sting) Schwarzkopf in Bach, Michigan where German was the primary language spoken. Her family later moved to Saginaw where she graduated from high school. She acquired the nickname Marty while attending college at Michigan State Normal College (now EMU). Marty was a member of the Pi Kappa Sigma Sorority and graduated with honors majoring in English, Latin and Greek. Marty went on to teach high school Latin and English for 32 years, ending her teaching career in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Marty married Richard H. Bennett on August 6, 1946, and they were married for 54 years. Dick preceded her in death on January 22, 2001. They had three children Thomas and twins Sally and Susan.
Marty and Dick enjoyed golfing and playing bridge with friends. They spent many winters in Zephyrhills, Florida. Marty was very proud of her hole-in-one and continued golfing until the age of 97. In her earlier years Marty enjoyed trout fishing with her husband and mother and father-in-law. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, crossword puzzles, bingo and being with her family. On Saturday afternoons in the fall, you would always find Marty watching her beloved Michigan Wolverines play football.
Marty is lovingly survived by her son Thomas Bennett (Barb) of Alpena, daughter Susan Maxbauer (Chuck) of Traverse City, son-in-law Rob Heins of Eagle, grandchildren Taylor Heins (Bob), Derek Heins (Susan), Payton Heins (Nick), Brian Bennett (Amanda), Amy Wickstrom (Phil), Sam Maxbauer (Meg), Andrew Maxbauer (Madelyn) and great grandchildren Grace, Robert, Henry, Alex, Ava, Lillian, Arthur; several nieces and nephews.
Marty was preceded in death by her daughter Sally Heins and brothers Ralph and LeRoy Schwarzkopf.
The family would like to thank Besser Senior Living and Hospice of Michigan for their excellent care and compassion.
A private Celebration of Life will be held by the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Hospice of Michigan – Alpena or a public library of your choice.