ESCANABA - Marlene Jean (Lantagne) Servant, 74, of Escanaba, passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family, as a result of a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Marlene was born Jan. 13, 1938, to Archie and Malina (LaMarch) Lantagne in Escanaba. She married the love of her life and best friend, Jon W. Servant, on June 30, 1956, at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock.
Marlene is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jon. The couple has four children, Jon (Brenda) Servant, Kim (Troy) Mosier, Terri (Tom) Skrad ski, and Mike (Sheila) Servant; 10 grandchildren, Curtis (Becky Vincent), Jessie (Steve) Menard, Anna Servant, Scott (Tara) Mosier, Ariane (P.J.) Grandchamp, Spring (Eric) Irving, Jenna Skrad ski, Max Skrad ski, Michael Servant, Mitchell Servant; and 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Jake) Chaillier of Escanaba; brother, Orville (Mary Lou) Lantagne of Escanaba; sisters in law, Janet Benoit (Clarence) of Escanaba, Joan Lantagne of Gladstone, and Julie Servant; and special friend, Joyce Viau of Henderson, Nev.
Marlene Jean (Lantagne) Servant
Marlene loved being surrounded by family and friends, watching her beloved birds, and tending to her beautiful flowers. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Wells and the Highland Golf Club where she developed lasting friendships. Marlene fought cancer for almost 30 years. Her deep faith in God and love and support of her husband and family helped her continue the battle. Throughout the toughest times, she always had a smile on her face. Marlene was an incredibly strong woman. Her greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved playing cards and board games with family, going to the casino, spending time at the family camp, painting ceramics, and enjoying life to the fullest.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Wells with Rev. Rick Courier officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Servant family with arrangements.