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Marion Marie (Kinsel) Larson

January 18, 1934 ~ March 20, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Marion Marie (Kinsel) Larson, 89, of Niles, MI, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Riveridge Health and Rehabilitation in Niles.

Marion was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Three Oaks, MI, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Minnie (Hebner) Kinsel.  She worked at the Gerber Factory until saving up to go to college in Miami, FL, for a year, where she met Karl Heinz Pueschel, whom she married.  They moved back north.  She married Herbert Larson of Minneapolis, MN, after divorcing Karl.  In 1967, she left Herb, and took her daughter, Karen, and settled in Cleveland for several years, where she worked as a secretary at the now defunct Guarantee Specialty Company.  After 1983, she moved to Indianapolis, where she studied in a nursing program.  After resigning that program in 1988, she moved back to Southwestern Michigan, settling in Niles.  She enjoyed participating in activities with her co-residents at Riveridge and was a voracious reader.  She also liked candy.

Marion is preceded in death by her sister Marie (Kinsel) Strandberg, brother, Fred Kinsel, and half-sister Elsie Smilke.

 Marion is survived by her daughter Karen Larson of Denver, CO.

A funeral service will be begin at 7:00pm in the funeral home held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services, 615 E Main Street, Niles, MI.  Friends and relatives may meet with the family from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the funeral home before the service.  Burial will take place in Weesaw Township Cemetery by her family. 

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Memorial contributions may be given to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SW Michigan chapter


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April 3, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home

Funeral Service
April 3, 2023

7:00 PM
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
615 East Main Street
Niles, MI 49120


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