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“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: - Ellenwood, GA

“Our deepest sympathies from your cousin, Lois and Lee from Manistique Michigan. Sorry we couldn't be with you at this time in person but you are in...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Lois robbert - manistique, MI

“To the family of Marjoray Buerkel....I have so many great bowling memories of Marjoray, in leagues, state and National, as well as Treasurer of the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Angie Harwood - Tawas City, MI

“Condolences to the family. She will missed terribly. She always had a smile, and she and always had a good time bowling together. She is now with...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jo sayen - bay city, MI

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Ma B was so much to us young Bright Stars, she made every trip warm and wonderful. She was a blessing to us all in our younger years. So many...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jamie Morgan - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Sherri and family,. My heart goes out to you all!!! Your Mom was awesome and such a strong person! My prayers will be for strength and peace...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Valley - The Villages, FL

“My condolences on the loss of your mother/grandmother. I hope you ladies are doing okay. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. (Andrea's mom...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Amy Lord - Bay City, MI

“Sherri - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful blessing to so many. Hugs and prayers to your family. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Abraham (Carr) - Bay City, MI

“What a beautiful family Fred and Marj created. Memories of her devotion are there to comfort all of you. Love,Marylin ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Marylin Spencer - NY

“Mrs. B you are a wonderful lady that has been there for many of us for many life events you were are second mom. We had great times traveling a far...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: KENDRA REISIG - alma, MI - Friend

“I little knew that morning. God was going to call your name, In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same. It broke my heart to loose you, you...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Nivison - Lake Orion

“Aunt Marjie was a beautiful woman, inside and out. I remember the old days of coming over to her house with my mom and we'd play with the cousins...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Vicky Stow - Bay City, MI

“This hit pretty hard. I did not know she was sick. I worked with her many years ago. She was so sweet and caring. Bowled with her also, lots of fun...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Hurt Janowicz - Essexville, MI

“Dear Noreen.I am sorry to learn of Marjory's passing.Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to you and her family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Szczepanski - Tucson


Marjoray Lynn (Frank) Buerkel of Bay City, Michigan passed away on March 27, 2017. She was born December 13, 1945 and married Fred Allen Buerkel on January, 17, 1964. She has four daughters Deborah (Richard) Nivison, Sherri Buerkel Hilliker, Amy (James) Brink and Heather (Timothy) Garrison. Also surviving is a sister Norine Treadway and 9 grandchildren Nicole Hilliker, Jessica Hilliker, Hunter Brink, Melissa Hilliker, Devin Garrison, Hallie Brink, Amber Brink, Nicholas Nivison and Trentin Garrison. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald J Frank and Marjoray Ruth (Bellinger), mother-in-law Hilda Buerkel, sisters Donna Friedrich, Jeanne VanTol, and Carole Stow and brother Jared W Frank. She was a lifelong member of the Community of Christ Church. A member of the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame. She was the Advisor to Bright Stars Theta Rho Girls Club #22, and a member of the Excelsior Rebekah Lodge. She was a former member of Bay Chorale. She was a retired LPN. First and foremost, Marjoray lived for her family and nothing brought her more pride, joy, and happiness than her daughters and grandchildren. Each and every one of them had their own special bond with her that is unbreakable. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Community of Christ Church. Elders Donald and Michele Nielson will officiate. Private interment will be in Memory Garden Cemetery in Tawas City. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. She will lie in state at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.