Margarete L. Spitnale

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Margarete L. Spitnale, 88, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Brittany Manor. She was born July 8, 1925 in St. Johns, to the late Lester and Maggie (Sperry) Marquiss. Margarete married Clyde Spitnale in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1988.

Margarete was a homemaker. She loved flowers, birds and gardening. She was standing member at the Olsen Community Church.

Margarete is survived by children, Carl (Diane) Spitnale, Sharon (Gary) Roberson, Michael (June) Spitnale and Denny (Beth) Spitnale; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grand children. She is also survived by her sister, Betty (Lloyd) Mudd; and brothers, Stanley Marquiss and Bill (Pricilla) Marquiss.

Margarete was preceded in death by her brothers, Don and Leroy Marquiss.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Beers officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 4-7 p.m., and Monday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund.

The family of Margarete would like to send a special thank you to the Brittany Manor staff. On-line condolences can be given at

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Midland, MI 48640
(989) 832-8844
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Published in Midland Daily News on Apr. 4, 2014
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