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Elizabeth Surprenant Marsden

April 30, 1923 — April 8, 2022

Elizabeth Surprenant Marsden of the Vassar and Millington area passed away Friday, April 8, 2022, peacefully with her daughter at her side. She was 98.

Liz was born April 30, 1923, to the late Steve and Anna (Krowski) Sziber in Linwood, Michigan. In 1943 she married the late John Surprenant and they resided in Vassar, MI. Liz worked for Buchmans Bakery and the A&P Grocery Store for many years. She enjoyed her grandkids, crafting, and playing cards. Some may remember her for serving the delicious cookies at her daughter’s store, The Country Shoppes in Millington, MI during their seasonal open houses. In February of 1971 Liz married the late Harold Marsden and spent the next 30 years in Florida before moving back to Millington, MI in 2003. Liz will be dearly missed.

Liz is forever loved by her daughter, Bev (Mike) Bassett; Daughter-in-law, Judy Surprenant; Grandchildren: Julie (Mark) Rude, Jeff (Jessie) Bassett, Jennett Surprenant, Mark (Sara) Surprenant; Great-grandchildren: Brandon and Tyler Rude, Brooklyn and Brycen Bassett, and David Surprenant. As well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Welcoming Liz home to Heaven are, John C Surprenant; Harold Marsden; Son, John David Surprenant; brothers: John, Steve, and Jim (Joyce) Sziber; Sisters: Anna (Alex)Finta, Margaret (Lloyd) Godo, Helen (Richard) Rudder, Gloria (Glen) Gillow, and Mary (Ed) Rudder.

Liz’s family will welcome guests Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Hanlin Funeral Home (4823 Main St. Millington, MI 48746) from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Her funeral will also be held on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Hanlin Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry Blackmer officiating. Following the service there will be a luncheon at the Millington Baptist Church (4727 Center St. Millington, MI).

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation in Liz’s name to either the Millington-Arbela Fire Hall, Millington Baptist Church, or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millington, MI. Share a memory with Liz’s family at

Liz and her family are in the care of Hanlin Funeral Home. Serving Since 1928. 4823 Main St., Millington, MI 48746. (989)871-4591.

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hanlin Funeral Home - Millington

4823 Main St, Millington, MI 48746

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