Mary Ann Walin


MARENISCO, Mich. - Mary Ann Walin, 93, a long-time resident of Marenisco, passed away Sunday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2017.

Mary Ann was born on Dec. 5, 1923, in Rapid River, the daughter of Kenneth and Kathleen (Cavil) Scott. She attended Rapid River schools and graduated in 1941. Mary Ann received her teaching certificate from Menominee County Normal in 1942. She started teaching in a one-room school house on the Garden Peninsula for two years.

Mary Ann returned to school and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Northern Michigan Teachers College in 1947. She then went to work in Crystal Falls for two years as an elementary school teacher.

On Aug. 10, 1949, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Thomas M. Walin in Rapid River. They made their home in Marenisco where they were both employed at the Roosevelt School as teachers until she started her family in 1952. She retired in 1987.

Mary Ann was a member of the Michigan Education Association, St. Catherine Catholic Church and its Altar Society, Royal Neighbors of America and Marenisco American Legion Post 523 Auxiliary.

Mary Ann is survived by two sons, Bruce, Marenisco, and Andy, Boulder Junction, Wis .; four daughters, Sally (David) Hagen, Marenisco, Kathleen (David) Zarley, Columbus, Ga., Jackie Bouvette, Marenisco, and Cherie (Jim) Ruff, Presque Isle, Wis .; six grandchildren, Katie Hagen, Jaime and Nathan (Ashley) Bouvette, Jonathan, Amanda and Matthew Zarley; five great-grandchildren, Gracie, Carter and Dalton Bouvette, and Mason and Kade Rivamonte; a sister, Sr. John Kenneth Scott, St. Louis, Mo .; a brother, John Scott, Baldwinsville, N.Y .; two sisters-in-law, Ann Ruffalo and Adelle Walin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Thomas, on May 16, 1999.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 9 to 10:45 a.m., at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 407 Main St., in Marenisco.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dominic Agyapong, celebrant.

A luncheon will be served at the Marenisco Town Hall following the Mass.

Rite of Committal and interment will take place at Marenisco Cemetery in the spring.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at


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