Marilyn M. Saari

Saari, Marilyn M. 3/18/1936 – 10/1/2017 Jackson Marilyn M. Saari of Jackson, formerly of Ypsilanti, born in Escanaba MI, passed away on Sunday October 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Surviving are her sons, Raymond E. (Kim) Saari and Kevin P. (Amy) Saari; grandchildren, Annaka, Jakob, Layne and Kasyn; brothers, Dan (Lois) Myers, Dave Myers and Duane (Chris) Myers; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; sister, Dorothy Myers; brothers, Don Myers and James “Moe” Myers. Marilyn taught English and Art at Willow Run High School and was an instructor in the Education Department at Eastern Michigan University. She was passionate about her family and art. After her retirement from teaching, she was very active in the Jackson Arts Community and traveled extensively. She was very proud of her roots in Escanaba. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. Marilyn’s family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 10 AM until the time of Services at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church 122 W. Wesley St. in Jackson. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Cascades Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Lauer Family Funeral Home in Jackson has been entrusted to care for the family. Please share condolences for Marilyn at


  • James Lombard Posted October 3, 2017 9:10 pm

    Marilyn and Ray have been my friends for 60 years.My life has been enriched for knowing them..May God bless them and their familys.

  • Mark Ennett Posted October 5, 2017 3:26 pm

    Auntie Marilyn was a wonderful woman. I always enjoyed her company and I am so glad I got to see her at our family reunion a few years ago at my Dad’s house. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and especially my cousins Ray and Kevin.

  • Nona Bennett Posted October 6, 2017 2:47 pm

    My husband and I were blessed to be part of Marilyn & Ray’s church family at St. Philips in Ypsilanti. I always appreciated her insight and comments in Bible study and church meetings – level-headed, intelligent, big-hearted. I have a special memory of trimming shrubs and cleaning the meditation garden with her on a church work day. The loving conversation and her practical advice will always be a part of my heart. Blessings and peace to her friends and family.

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