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1938 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Marcia Milanowski Wible Obituary
Marcia Milanowski Wible

Marcia Milanowski Wible was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 27, 1938. She died at her home in Manhattan Beach, California on July 23, 2013 after a 6-month battle with mucosal melanoma.

She attended school at Marywood Academy in Grand Rapids then graduated from University of Michigan with a B.A. in Journalism in 1959. She met her husband, Arthur Wible, in the Journalism School in 1957, and they married in Grand Rapids on November 19, 1960.

She worked at the Grand Rapids Press as a Women's Editor in 1959 and as a reporter at United Press International in Chicago in the1960s before starting her family in Chicago where her husband worked for the Chicago Tribune.

The family lived in Evanston, Elmhurst, and Western Springs, Illinois. They also lived in New York, Greenwich, Connecticut, Dallas, and Chicago during her husband's newspaper career. In 2001, Art and Marcia moved to Manhattan Beach where Art was Publisher of the Daily Breeze.

They have maintained a special home in Bridgman, Michigan since 1967, and they built their retirement home there in 1999.

Marcia is blessed with 5 children: Arthur Wible, Jennifer McCaleb, Caroline Beshke, Rebecca Foster and Jessica Loria. She has 10 grandchildren: 6 in Manhattan Beach, 2 in Chicago, and 2 in Baltimore.  Her last grandchild was born on June 19, 2013, and she became his godmother in a special ceremony on June 29th.

Marcia has 5 brothers:  David Milanowski, Father Paul Milanowski, Jasiu Milanowski, Mike Milanowski, and Steve Milanowski.  She is a beloved aunt to many as well.

Marcia and Art have traveled extensively over their 52 years of beautiful marriage.  They made it to 34 countries, and they especially enjoyed their month-long African safaris in recent years.

Most of all Marcia loved being close to God, and 8 years ago made a pilgrimage with her daughters to Medjugorje.

Marcia died of a rare form of cancer, mucosal melanoma.  She was diagnosed on January 23, 2013, and she fought hard until the end. Funeral services will be held at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on Tuesday, July 30 at 10AM. There will be a prayer vigil at American Martyrs Church on Monday, July 29 at 7:3pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Marcia Milanowski Wible Memorial Melanoma Research Fund at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. This fund will help advance research on this devastating disease.

Please make checks payable to: USC Norris and note the Marcia Milanowksi Wible Memorial Fund in the memo portion of the check. Checks can be mailed to: U
SC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Suite 8302
Los Angeles California 90033

You can also donate online at: www.uscnorris.com/MarciaMilanowskiWible
Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from July 26 to July 28, 2013
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