December 30, 1926 - January 15, 2022
Mary Lou Martin, 95, of Pentwater, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, at home. She was born Dec 30, 1926, in Kalamazoo, Michigan the daughter of Neil and Erma VanDeMortel. Mary Lou was a Graduate of St. Augustine High School and Borgess Nursing School in Kalamazoo and the Army Nurses Corps, she served with the Military Nurses at Ft. Custer following WWII. Later working for Borgess Hospital and then later at Bronson Hospital of Kalamazoo, Michigan as an RN Surgical Nurse until her retirement. Mary Lou enjoyed a good game of Bridge and played everywhere she went. Marylou also enjoyed camping at the Mears State Park in Pentwater and over the years since the mid-fifties developed lifelong friendships with many other campers. Mary Lou and her husband Al later purchased property in Pentwater and moved there, she loved Pentwater and the birds of Pentwater were a passion for her. Mary Lou also loved the Detroit Tigers and knew most players by name. Mary Lou was an devote Catholic serving with The Workers of Mary of St. Augustine Kalamazoo, attended St. Vincent Catholic Church of Pentwater up until a few years ago then watched Mass on TV from Gaylord, Michigan. There are plans for a Mass at St. Vincent for Mary Lou this summer in Pentwater, there will be no service at this time per Mary Lou’s wishes. In October of 1950 Mary Lou married Allen, who preceded her in death in 2001. She is survived by her two son’s Gary and Thomas, his wife Alex; Mary Lou’s daughter Susan and her husband David Triplett; Step Grandson Spencer; Granddaughter Erin her husband Diego and two Great Grandsons Sasha and Nico. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pentwater Service Club or the Hospice of Michigan. Cremation arrangements provided by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Mary Lou Martin, 95, of Pentwater, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, at home. She was born Dec 30, 1926, in Kalamazoo, Michigan the daughter of Neil and Erma VanDeMortel. Mary Lou was a Graduate of St. Augustine High School and Borgess Nursing... View Obituary & Service Information
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