Marian Heath, 91, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Fountainview Terrace.
Marian was born on April 20, 1930, in La Porte, Indiana, to Raymond Homer and Edna Emma (Hoeppner) Link.
On June 3, 1953, she married Harold Otha Heath, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1972.
Surviving are her children, Thomas (Kathy) Heath, Holly (James) Catron and Merri Heath; three grandchildren, Scott (Sarah) Surber, Todd (Rachel) Surber and Heidi (Ethan) Herbert; seven great-grandchildren, Adalyn, Kallie, Landis, Lilyann, Alaina, Alexis and Zane; dear friend, Richard A. Miller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents; husband; and brother, Ralph Link.
Marian was a 1947 graduate of La Porte High School. She attended classes at Purdue North Central. Marian lived her entire life in the La Porte area.
In the early years of her marriage, Marian was a stay-at-home mother. After her children were all in school, Marian returned to work at GTE, eventually retiring as a supervisor with 30 years of service.
Marian was a member of First United Methodist Church in La Porte and a past member of Naomi Circle and Parish Shepherds.
In addition to enjoying church activities in her retirement, Marian liked traveling and volunteering for the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed getting together with her friends, playing cards, going out to eat, and watching NFL and NBA sports. Marian loved her grandkids, horses and her dogs.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Bob Vale officiating and Pastor Evan Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Family requests that all attending would please wear a mask.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Marian's friends, Libby, Lou and cousin Nancy (who recently passed away), who stayed in touch with her until her passing.
Memorial donations may be made to The Jane Bernard Animal Adoption Center, 2855 W. SR 2, La Porte, IN, 46350; or Pet Refuge, Inc., 4626 S. Burnett Dr., South Bend, IN, 46614.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.