Marilynn Ann Van Dyke, 84, of Springfield, Michigan passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on January 6, 1938 to Virgil and Mary (Walton) Weber in Flint, Michigan. Marilynn graduated from Flushing High School in Flushing, Michigan. She attended Nazareth School of Nursing but finished with a Bachelors Degree of Nursing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Marilynn worked as a Registered Nurse at VA Medical Center- Battle Creek for 16 years, retiring on March 3, 2000.
Marilynn was married to John R. Van Dyke for 27 years, which ended in divorce, but they remained close friends until his death. Marilynn enjoyed learning about and participating in many Native American cultural activities. She loved to ride on the back of a Harley-Davidson, going to the casino and playing Candy Crush. Marilynn enjoyed reading, crafting and cooking. Marilynn will be missed for her ability to have an in-depth conversation. She stressed the importance of education and values with a matter-of-fact tone yet had a sweetness in her voice that would light up the room. Her eye rolls were legendary.
Marilynn is survived by her children, Karen Van Dyke-Burns of Portage, Michigan, Dave (Tracy) Van Dyke of Sarasota, Florida, Douglas (Therese) Van Dyke of Marshall, Michigan and Matthew (Sandy) Van Dyke of East. Leroy, Michigan, her 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, her brother, Chuck (Cathy) Weber of Flushing, Michigan and her special friend, Bill Vendegriff of Battle Creek, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, John R. Van Dyke.
A private celebration of life service will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators (7100 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49009)
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 2838 Capital Ave., SW Battle Creek, Michigan 49015. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.