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Marianne Gerda (Fuchs) Joppie

August 17, 1927 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 91)


Marianne Gerda Joppie

Hastings, MI

Marianne Gerda Joppie, 91, passed away February 23, 2019 at the SKLD Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, MI. Marianne was born August 17, 1927 in Jena, Germany.

Marianne was preceded in death by her second husband, Walter Joppie of Sunfield, MI, as well as her parents and her sister, Alfreda from Jena, Germany.  Marianne is survived by her son, Richard (Virginia) Cassidy, two granddaughters, Natasha (George) and Angie, four great grandsons, Anthony Wayne (Andrea), Tanner (Marissa), Sebastian and Ashton, and one great great granddaughter, Sage. A niece, Ursula (Reiner) who lives in Tannroda, Germany.  During WWII, Marianne lost both of her parents in Germany. She met and married her first husband, William Cassidy, where she and son Richard relocated with William to the United States when Richard was ten years old. Marianne adjusted to her new life working at various jobs including helping to run a restaurant in Hastings, MI and working at a factory in Hastings, MI. Marianne met and married her second husband, Walter Joppie and they moved to Florida for 20 plus years. Several years after Walter’s death, Marianne moved back to Michigan to be near her family.

Private family services are being planned with burial at Sunfield Cemetery.

Please visit a special page created for Marianne to leave a condolence for the family: The family has entrusted the arrangements to the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield:  Rosier Funeral Home.

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