Vivian M Dell

January 25th, 1924 to January 18th, 2012
Vivian Margaret Bradley Dell, 87, of Marysville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Village Care Community, Armada, MI surrounded by her loving family.

A longtime resident of Marysville, she was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Ethel Bradley of Marysville and her husband of 59 years, Milton G. Dell, a retired Marysville police officer. The oldest of five sisters, she is survived by Phyllis Doerr, Ruth Watson, Janet (Russell) Black and Eileen Walker, all residents of St. Clair County; her daughter, Linda (Ronald) Sturmer of Woodbridge, VA; her grandson, Jason (Susan) Sturmer of Armada; and two grandchildren, Brendan and Lindsey Sturmer.

Vivian was active in American Legion Post 449, joining in June of 1945. She held several posts over the years as well as serving on the Executive Board and was the longest consecutive year member at 67 years. Vivian was also active in the Sturges Memorial Congregational Church of Port Huron, the Fraternal Order of Police William E.

Lewis Lodge 129 Auxiliary of Port Huron, and served for several years as an American Red Cross volunteer at Mercy Hospital.

For years an avid painter of handcrafted china, Vivian painted numerous individual pieces commemorating special events for friends and family. She was also known for her love of the color pink, which was always prominent in her home, cars, china painting, and clothing. During her years of employment in Marysville, she distinguished herself among her coworkers as the only person to carry a pink tool box.

Vivian and her husband Milt enjoyed traveling throughout this great country, visiting friends and family from New Jersey to California. The military service of their daughter’s husband also prompted trips to Hawaii and Europe. A favorite memory was watching Johnny and June Carter Cash, along with a legion of bag pipers, film a Christmas special at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 in the Marysville Funeral Home. Reverend Max Amstutz will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Alexander, Keith Zick, Rob Green, Jason, Brendan and Ron Sturmer. Memorials may be made to the Sturges Memorial Congregational Church.

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