Marilyn Ann Lessnau

August 07, 1949 - January 16, 2023


Obituary For Marilyn Ann Lessnau

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Marilyn Ann Lessnau (MacDonald) was called home to Jesus on Monday, January 16, at the age of 73. She entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving husband and daughter.

Marilyn was born in Southwest Detroit on August 7, 1949 and resided in the Knoxville area of Tennessee for a large part of her life. Marilyn returned to Michigan in 2013, where she lived until her passing. A graduate of Saint Gabriel High School, she went on to obtain degrees in both nursing and healthcare administration.

Marilyn was a joyful lifelong learner and talented artist. She expressed her creativity through many mediums and was known for her delicious cooking and baking. Marilyn was also a woman of deep faith. Dedicated to her spiritual growth, she most recently was studying to become a Minister with the Temple of Praise International Church.

Marilyn’s commitment to and love of family was everything to her. She is survived by her husband Donnie, her daughter Annette, her grandson Garrett, her sisters Angela (Gary Marshall), Karen (George Bugeja), brother Angus Clyde, her husband’s daughters Katie (Ulises Silva) and Stephanie (David Davis), and her beloved pets Nicky, Molly, and Zelda.

In lieu of flowers, Marilyn requested that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
St. Judes
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marilyn


21 Jan


02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fisher Funeral Home 24501 Five Mile Road Redford Township, MI 48239 Get Directions »
21 Jan

Funeral Service

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Fisher Funeral Home 24501 Five Mile Road Redford Township, MI 48239 Get Directions »
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  • 01/20/2023

    We were very sad to hear about my cousin, Marilyn, passing away. We will miss our conversations, her great sense of humor, positive attitude and her laugh. Joanne and I want to send our deepest condolences to all of the family.

  • 01/20/2023

    I have so many childhood memories of aunt Marilyn one is she always had that smile I never seen her not always smiling she loved everyone around she will be missed by all who got the pleasure of knowing this wonderful woman love you aunt Marilyn

  • 01/18/2023

    Our sincere sympathies. Marilyn was such a beautiful spirit, full of love and caring. I have a cute angel she had made me, she was such a talent. I will miss our chats and she would share recipes with me, the best one was an apple pie made with whiskey! She could really make pies!!! Marilyn will be missed but I know we will see each other one day in heaven. RIP sweet soul.

  • 01/18/2023

    Our sincere condolences to all of Marilyn's family from a Nova Scotia cousin & family. You will be in our Prayers & thoughts during this sad time in your lives. Jeanette (Campbell) & Kevin Kiley & Family

  • 01/18/2023

    I've known Marilyn since 2nd grade and she was always such a beautiful person. My heart goes out to Don, Annette & Garrett. She loved her family so much. Heaven just acquired its newest angel. R.I.P. dear friend. Cheryl Nagy

  • 01/17/2023

    Karen, my sincere sympathies to Marilyn Ann's family. May she rest in peace.

  • 01/17/2023

    Condolences Angela, Karen and Clyde. I will miss Marilyn so much. I will miss our phone conversations and the good laughs we had. Rest In Peace dear cousin!


  • Sentiments of Love Arrangement

    Angela Marshall sent Sentiments of Love Arrangement for Marilyn Ann Lessnau - January 18, 2023

    Remembering our Dear Sister, Marilyn Ann, With Love, Gary & Angela, Karen & George, Mr Clyde & all your Nieces and Nephews.

  • Heavenly & Harmony

    Theresa Bruner sent Heavenly & Harmony for Marilyn Ann Lessnau - January 18, 2023

    Deepest Sympathy. Joy & Rich Bruner

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