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Calumet, MI 49913
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Marcia Viegelahn

Marcia Elizabeth Viegelahn (Jones)

Wednesday, May 1, 1940 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Lake Linden 8-27-19

Marcia E. Viegelahn, 79, died Tuesday August 27th at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.  She was born May 1, 1940 in Stanton, Michigan, the daughter of Eldon and Esther Jones.
Upon graduating from Stanton High School in 1958 Marcia enrolled at the Moody Bible Institute, graduating in 1962 with a degree in Sacred Music.  She then entered the University of Michigan, completing her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 1964.   This began a long career as a music teacher which included the public schools of South Haven, Calumet, and Lake Linden, Michigan.  Marcia is best remembered for the hundreds of students who received private lessons in both piano and voice.  
June 18th, 1966 Marcia was married to Gary Viegelahn, who was an instructor in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.  In 1967 Marcia and Gary were in a serious car accident where she suffered paralyses on her left side and lost the mobility of her left hand.   She did not let that slow her down and in 1975 she earned a Master of Music Education Degree from Northern Michigan University and in 1989 was named to the Who’s Who in American Education.   Marcia was an active member of The Lake Superior Music Teachers Association and served as its President for many years.
In 1991 she lost her husband, Gary, to a heart attack.   Marcia reached out to the many foreign students who attended Michigan Tech, inviting them into her home, and was an active member of International Neighbors.   She began teaching English to local foreign students, and made trips overseas as an English teacher to Mongolia, Slovakia and the Ukraine.  
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calumet where she served in the youth ministries and as the choir director.  Marcia was a strong Christian and, in her own words, describes how she came to that decision:  “When I was six years old, because of the teaching in Sunday school and at home, I realized my need of salvation from sin.  In my mother’s bed, with her I prayed to receive Christ as my Savior.”
Marcia is survived by her three brothers and sister-in-laws:  Melvin and Carol Jones of Eagle River, Michigan; Merlyn and Nancy Jones of Plainwell, Michigan; Keith and Sally Jones of Boise, Idaho, and Jean (Viegelahn) McLean of Berkley, Michigan.  She was a beloved Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday September 3rd at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday September 4, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Calumet with Pastor Tony Laidlaw to officiate.

Online condolences can be left for the family at EricksonCrowleyPeterson.com

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    26031 Depot St.
    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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    Officiant
    Pastor Tony Laidlaw
  • Interment

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 |
    When
    Thursday, September 5, 2019
    Location
    Lake View Cemetery
    Address
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    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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Michael Peterson

Posted at 09:07am
Mrs. Viegelahn use to drive me crazy, playing with one had much, much better then I could with both hands. Use to love going to her house under the guise of lessons, and spending time reading Peanuts and Spy vs. Spy comics. I can still play certain concert piano pieces that she made us memorize 45 years ago. A very caring and compassionate person who taught by example.
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Lisa Pugh

Posted at 11:23pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Viegelahn's passing. I recall many hours playing the piano at her house. I also recall when she 'borrowed' me from my parents once to attend a mother-daughter function with her. She was a kind and talented lady. May her family find peace and comfort at this sad time.
Sincerely, Lisa Pugh
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Carol Waisanen

Posted at 02:44pm
We send our deepest sympathy to your family at this time. Your sister and aunt was such a positive
person! Her gifts were many and we shared with her the love of music. May you be comforted in your
time of grief and cherish the special memories of being with her.
Carol and David Waisanen
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Mary Viegelahn and Family

Posted at 12:28pm
Aunt Marcia, eternal peace be with you. Love you.
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Posted at 10:40am
Aunt Marcia will be deeply missed. Thankful she is with Jesus! Sending much love and prayers to our family. With love, Mark, Andrea, and Kids
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