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Marvyl Ann Wilson, 84, a resident of Chassell, MI
passed away on March 25, 2023, after a short battle with
cancer at the Omega House in Houghton with her loving
family at her side.
Marvyl was born in Laona, WI on May 30, 1938, the
only child of Webster (Swede) and Esther (Friesth)
Intermill. When she was six years old, Marvyl moved
with her parents to Houghton MI. She graduated from
Houghton High School in 1956 where her many hobbies
included sewing, skiing, ice skating, and playing the
piano. Marvyl also participated in many activities in
school being a member of the band, the Rifle Team, and
feature editor of the school paper. She was elected
Queen of the 1955 Chassell Strawberry Festival and was
a MTU Winter Carnival Queen candidate in 1956.
Marvyl was a proud Spartan as she then attended
Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in
Home Economics in 1960. After graduating from MSU,
she returned to Houghton where she began her career as
a Home Economist with the Upper Peninsula Power
Company. Marvyl gave numerous cooking schools
throughout the Upper Peninsula and countless school
and group demonstrations in the Copper Country.
After stepping down to raise her children, Marvyl
returned to work for UPPCO in her later years along with
substitute teaching at Chassell and Houghton Schools.
In the fall of 1962, she met the love of her life, Fritz
Wilson. On June 13, 1964, she was united in marriage to
Fritz at the United Methodist Church in Houghton and
then moved to Half Moon Beach in Chassell where they
would reside for the next fifty-nine years of her life.
The church was a very important part of Marvyl’s
life. She was a former member of the Grace United
Methodist Church of Houghton and presently was a
member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chassell
where she was involved in the Church Council, Sunday
School Program, community service projects and
Throughout Marvyl’s life she was active in many
local civic organizations including PEO and being a Cub
Scout and Girl Scout Leader. Marvyl loved Chassell and
helped beautify the town by volunteering as a Main
Street Gardener. For forty-two years she coordinated the
Christmas Market at Chassell’s Annual Old-Fashioned
Christmas and was also on the Home Tour Committee.
Being very active at the Chassell Strawberry Festival,
Marvyl was the long-time organizer of the Arts and Crafts
Show and spent time serving as the Queen Pageant
Director. In 1988, she co-chaired Chassell’s Centennial
Celebration. Marvyl was a valued member of the
Chassell Historical Association and The Friends of
Fashion. She was the current Secretary and former
President of the Chassell Women’s Club.
Marvyl was an avid quilter and loved spending time
with her Quilting Club friends. She enjoyed attending
athletic events at Michigan Tech and was a former
member of the MTU Women’s Basketball Center Court
Club where she made lifelong friendships with players
that her and Fritz sponsored.
Marvyl was an outstanding cook and enjoyed
sharing her talents with friends and family. She loved to
host dinners and was truly at home in the kitchen. Most
summer days were spent at “The Camp” at Three Lakes
near Michigamme where for the last fifty-five years her
breakfasts and “Snacks on the Dock” were legendary and
talked about by all who were fortunate enough to be in
attendance. Marvyl knew how much she was loved by
family and friends, and she so enjoyed spending time
with them. She had the unique ability to make everyone
that she met feel special and she always had a smile on
her face. Her positive outlook on life was treasured by
those that were fortunate enough to know her. Of
course, all will dearly miss many personal things about
Marvyl, but the memories will remain forever.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Swede and
Esther Intermill, sister-in-law Karen Wilson Ranta and
brothers-in-law Mark Markantony and Donald Scott.
Surviving is her husband Fritz of Chassell MI, her son
Christian (Laurie) of Gaylord MI and her daughter Jan
Lynn Stack (Robert) of Oswego IL. She was blessed with
four grandsons, Mitchell and Matthew Wilson and Jacob
and Tyler Stack. She is also survived by sisters-in-law
Janie Scott and Jean Markantony along with nephews
Brian Scott, Eric and Seth Markantony and nieces Sarah
Frank, Karen Fischer, and Gail Mears. Marvyl leaves
behind many cousins and special friends.
Funeral services for Marvyl will be held on Saturday
April 1 at 2 pm at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in
Chassell with Pastor Soren Schmidt officiating. Spring
burial will be held in the Chassell Cemetery. Friends may
call on Friday March 31 from 4 to 7 pm at the Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church in Chassell and on Saturday from 12:30
pm until the time of the services at the Church.
Lastly, the family is so appreciative and thankful of
the care that Marvyl received from Portage Hospital and
the Omega House in the last few weeks of her life.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials
may be given to Omega House, Holy Trinity Lutheran
Church, or to the charity of one’s choice in memory of
To view Marvyl’s obituary or to send condolences to
the family, please visit www.memorialchapel.net. The
Memorial Chapel Funeral Home has been assisting the
family with arrangements.
Friday, March 31, 2023
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, April 1, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)
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