Diane Marin's Journal
Written Jan 8, 2013 5:40pmHere is Diane's obituary listing the times and dates of her memorial observances and celebration of her life:
Diane S. Marin
Died Jan. 5, 2013
SUTTONS BAY - Diane Sue Marin passed away peacefully at her home in Suttons Bay, MI surrounded by family early on Saturday, January 5th. She was 61.
Born to Arne and Marjorie (Roberts) Andelin on October 28th, 1951 in Ishpeming, MI, she went on to graduate from Ishpeming High School and enrolled at Northern Michigan University. After receiving a degree in education, she taught special education at Pewamo-Westphalia schools in Michigan until 1982.
She was married to Carl Peter Marin on November 5th, 1982 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming and subsequently moved to Pacific Palisades, CA, where she worked for William O’Neil & Co. and Investor’s Business Daily until the birth of her first son, Andrew Peter, in 1987. Her second son, Kristopher Evan, was born in 1989.
The family moved to Suttons Bay in 1994 where she focused on raising her two sons and resided for the next 18 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, devoted mother, wife, avid reader, and loved to travel, especially to visit her two sons. Most precious to her was time spent with her sons.
Preceded in death by her father, she is survived by her mother, husband Peter of 30 years, sons Andy and Kris, sister Jean Ann (Mike) Hosey and seven nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay. The Rev. Kent Lee will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 206, Suttons Bay, MI, 49682 and/or the Jimmy V. Foundation for Cancer Research at www.jimmyv.org
Please share memories with Diane’s family at www.caringbridge.org/visit/dianemarin
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
Diane Sue Marin October 28, 1951-January 5, 2013
Written Jan 5, 2013 5:34amDiane passed away peacefully in her sleep at about 4:00 A.M.
On to Hospice Care
Written Jan 1, 2013 12:50pm
Diane is not recovering from the pulmonary embolism, which we found in retrospect to be much more extensive than originally thought. Two days after Christmas we had a discussion with Dr. Kohler and his recommendation was to end the cancer treatment and enlist hospice care to make her as comfortable as possible. The cancer continues to mutate regardless of what we throw at it. She is on a fifth line treatment and there are no more alternatives. Eating and drinking is more difficult and movement outside of bed is exhausting. Fortunately, her pain is reasonably well controlled and her spirits are good considering the circumstances.
We had a nice Christmas and were able to enjoy the company of our two sons, Andy and Kris, for a few days. Getting out of the house has become a major effort for Diane, but we were able to attend an exceptionally fine Christmas Eve service at Immanuel Lutheran. The music was incredibly well done, and for those in Suttons Bay who do not have a church they attend regularly, I would highly recommend the Christmas Eve service at Immanuel.
We realize that not all of the readers of Diane's journal are comfortable posting public comments on this website. We encourage you to not be bashful, and we also know that many people would like to be able to send a lengthier, private note of well wishes for peace, comfort, and strength as well as remembrances of special times, old photos, or any other thoughts you may wish to convey. For those who wish to do so, I have set up an email address specifically for that purpose. Diane excitedly looks forward to all of the Caring Bridge posts and will also monitor the email. The address is email@example.com . Cards and notes are also welcome and for those who may not have our address it is: 265 S. Nanagosa Trail, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.
Diane and I would again like to express our appreciation and gratitude to all of our friends and family who have been so thoughtful, kind, and generous with their gifts of comfort and motivation, meals, heartfelt notes and cards, prayers, and all other support. You have made it possible for Diane to make it through two years of the ups and downs of this struggle after it appeared to be hopeless in the early days. You and her "Sisu" have enabled her valiant fight. Lastly, the words of Paul's letter to the Philippians have been in my head lately (with slight literary license): May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Pete and Diane