Chassell Marilyn A. Manninen 83, a former resident of Chassell, passed away with her family by her side Friday May 8, 2020, at The Lighthouse of Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past five years. She was born on October 8, 1936, in Detroit, MI, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Bartlett) Caston. Marilyn was raised in Highland Park, MI, and was a graduate with the class of 1954 of Central High School in Highland Park. On April 6, 1957, she was united in marriage to Wesley Manninen. The couple had resided in Chassell, California, Atlantic Mine and since 1975, had made their home on the Chassell Painesdale Rd. On October 24, 2015, Wesley preceded her in death. Mrs. Manninen was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chassell. She had worked as a secretary for the Western Upper Peninsula Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency until her retirement in 1995. Marilyn and Wesley also had worked as a team owning an operating Wesleys Auto Center for many years with Marilyn being the bookkeeper. She also enjoyed playing Bingo in her retirement and spending time with her family. Preceding her in death were her husband Wesley, her daughter Mary Ellen, her son Michael and her parents. Surviving are: Her sons: David Manninen of Chassell Steven Manninen of Painesdale Ken (Sandy) Manninen of Portage Township Her grandchildren: Heather, Holly, April and Cody Her great granddaughter: Taylor Her sisters-law: Gladys Perttunen of Lansing, MI Kathryn Briscoe of Lake Orion, MI Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins A private graveside service for Marilyn will be held at a later time at the Woodland Cemetery of Winona. Marilyns family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Trusock, the staff of the Light House in Hancock and UP Home Health and Hospice for the care given to Marilyn. To view Marilyns obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is assisting the family with the arrangements.