Marian was born July 24, 1938 in Watervliet, Michigan. She was a lifetime area resident and enjoyed animals and camping. Marian was a God Loving Christian woman who loved reading her bible. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her large loving family which includes: four children Patty (Mike) Mayer, Chris Strand (James Burnside), Steve (Lori) Strand, and Karen Price; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; three siblings Don (Pat) Bailey, Linda (Jerry) Curtis, and Sandy (Doug) Rouse; and several nieces and nephews.
Marian died Friday, July 26, at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Her loving husband James Strand, a son Ricky Strand, her parents Lester and Mildred (Leach) Bailey, and two brothers David Bailey and Dennis Bailey precede Marian in death. Marian been donated to Michigan State Medical School and a memorial service will be celebrated at a later date. Memorials may be made to Marian’s family to help with expenses. Arrangements were entrusted to Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort or contribution to expenses.