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Obituary for Marilyn Coon (Taylor)

Marilyn Taylor Coon, 85, of St. Joseph, was called home to heaven on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in Niles.

Marilyn was born November 4, 1934, in Ludington, MI, to Valmer and Esther (Morse) Taylor. She graduated from Ludington High School in 1952. On February 18, 1956, she married the love of her life, Gayle Coon. Together they adopted two children, Wayne Eugene and Robin Marie. Marilyn retired from Harris Semiconductor in Palm Bay, Florida as an Integrated Circuit Technician in 1999.

Marilyn had a strong faith in God and that was shown through her lifelong commitment to the Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed crosswords, playing card games and trivia and going out to eat with her family.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Gayle Coon; daughter, Robin Van Dyke; sister, Arlene Dancz; grandchildren, Christopher Coon and Valmer Coon and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Wayne Coon; Son-in-law, Daniel Vandyke and siblings, Beverly Linstorm, Valmer Taylor, Jr. and Donald Taylor.

Services and interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. Those wishing to leave a condolence for Marilyn’s family may do so at