November 30, -0001 - March 22, 2009
DOUGLAS, Fr. Marian, O.F.M., age 81, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Christ Hospital. A member of the Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. John the Baptist for 59 years and a Priest for 51 years. He is survived by his brother Richard of Green Bay, WI. The reception of the body will be at St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine St., St. Bernard, Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial in Escanaba, MI. Memorials are welcomed to the Franciscan Friars, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-6400.
Father Marion was a great inspiration in my life. I’ll never forget our interesting talks and the wonderful Third Order group he started in
Streator. Those conventions and being “Mommy” for them. These experiences enriched my life and had a great impact on who I am today. my faith and my strong belief were shaped by those years. I was lucky enough to have my husband and children meet him. His passing is a great loss to his order and humanity but, I am sure him and St Francis are having some great talks. God Bless.
I was greatly saddened to hear of Fr. Marian’s passing. I will miss his long, informative Christmas letters detailing his recent travels, daily works, and health updates. His sign-off was always “stay holy!”.
I last saw him at his 50th Jubilee in Peoria, IL in June, 2007. Oh how I enjoyed seeing him! His faith will continue through the lasting impression he left on his parishioners far and wide.
Fr. Marion led by example. He will be sorely missed.
Fr. Marian was a huge spiritual leader in my life. He was the inspiration that lead me to a lifelong love affair with Jesus and St Francis. His home masses, and Junior Third Order and the Franciscans’ “conventions” were the highlight of my youth. His legacy will live on through our children’s children. On behalf of my six brothers and sisters and my now deceased parents, I extended our sympathies to his Order on the passing of such a dynamic individual who made a lasting impression on each of us.