ARSEN Marjorie A.
“Margie” died Friday March 15, 2019 at age 92. Born in Grand Rapids, currently a resident of Clarkston, MI. She is survived by her beloved husband Donald Arsen recently celebrating 70 years of marriage; her loving children David (Maggie Levenstein), the late Dianne Arsen, John (Ellen Podeszwa) Arsen and Karen (Darren) Millman; dearest grandmother of Scott, Brian, Amy, Emily, Celia, Sam, Ava and Natalie; dear sister of Jean (Rex) Trotter, the late Jack (Julie) Lynch and the late Mary Lynch. Marjorie worked for the Waterford Schools for 22 years. She and special friend Janet Holm were the initial teachers opening the Stepanski Early Childhood Center for the Waterford School District. She played an active role in building an “outstanding Head Start” program. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree and an elementary teaching certificate. She earned an “Early Childhood Specialist” degree from Oakland University. She also earned a Child Development Associate Credential. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau and Delta Kappa Gamma, where she received the “Woman of Distinction” Award. She enjoyed skiing and time spent with her children and grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at the church at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.
A Mass will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 5481 Dixie Hwy, Waterford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Waterford Foundation for Public Education – Margie Arsen Early Childhood.
WE WILL MISS THE LOVE AND GRACE OF OUR SWEET MARGIE!
Dave & Rhonda Lessel
Margie was one special lady. She will be deeply missed by our community and school district family.
So sorry to hear of Margie's death. She was a wonderful teaching mentor to me and a delightful lady. Prayers from us to Don and the family.
Mary & Jack Teuber
Karen and Larry Phelps
Dear Don and family,
Margie was a very special lady and we loved her dearly! She will be missed by everyone who knew her! May God bless you in your time of sorrow.
Karen and Larry Phelps
Margie will be dearly missed! Her sweet smile and gentle personality but powerhouse energy was a gift for the Waterford community.
what a wonderful lady & a blessing to our community Condolences to the Arsen family from Jacquie Morgan & the entire Morgan family
Lou Ann White Goldblatt
With wonderful memories of a lovely, kind, caring individual Marge will be missed. To Don and family our thoughts and prayers. She leaves a legacy of her love for education and children.
Don, I was saddened to learn of Margie's death. What a great life the two of you had...70 years. Wow! Thinking of you and wishing the best for you.
Dr. Barry Campbell
WTHS class of '59
Angel Durmer King
Mrs Arsen was my first teacher, she was my headstart teacher at Drayton Plains elementary, I'm sad to hear that she has passed, but so happy to say that she loved us, her students, I remember blowing out my Birthday candle that was on top of the hostess cupcake, she always made me feel special, I remember riding in a beige Voltz Wagon bus to go on field trips, Mrs. Arsen thank you for treating your students with love, and dignity, you were my favorite, God bless you in heaven, because, I'm sure you went there
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Arsen's passing. She was such a kind and beautiful - graceful lady. May God grant her family strength and comfort during this difficult time.
LARRY & MARJORIE CAMPAGNA
HOW NICE IT WAS TO HAVE SUCH A CAREING AND KIND NEIGHBOR.MAY GOD WATCH OVER HER FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
Margie was one of the kindest, caring and giving people I’ve ever known. Missing her already! Thank you Margie!
North Oakland Foot and Ankle Staff
Our condolences to the Arsen family. We will miss seeing her smiling face around the office.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Waterford Foundation for Public Education – Margie Arsen Early Childhood has been made.
With all our love,
Kristi Schons, Jackie, Carmelita, Nancy, Stephanie, Rachel, Diane and Shala.
Margie was such a special gal in every way...a great teacher, friends, mother, wife...such a sweet and genuine gal. She will be missed by so many...
Rod Campagna & Family
I want to send a note to you letting you know what a special lady your Mom, Wife and Friend was. I always enjoyed catching up with her and your Dad every Halloween with their treat table at the end of the driveway when I would take our kids Trick or Treating. She touched so many people in so many ways with her kind and soft words. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. Please know that I am thinking about all you, and remembering all the great times and conversations we have had over the years.
Rod, Hollie and Campagna Kids
Dear Don and family, Hugs to you during this difficult time. Praying for comfort and peace to you and your family. Love you.
Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Mr. Arsen and family,
We send our deepest condolences to you. Mrs. Arsen was the sweetest lady and I am so inspired at both of your contributions to education and by your amazing marriage of 70 years! I wish I could have made it today, but please know I am thinking of you during this time. And Mr. Arsen, I hope to get that hug at the Memorial Day parade this year. Hugs, Leah
Gary and I express our sympathy to Donald and all the Arsen family. Margie was an especially fine human being and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.