Obit: Clara Malburg, 91, Scottville.

December 22, 2014

Clara Julia Malburg, aged 91 longtime resident of Scottville, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.   Clara was born on September 20, 1923 in Mason County, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Adrieansen, and married Henry Malburg on October 4, 1941 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Scottville.  They celebrated 56 years together before Henry preceded her in death on February 12, 1998.  She was also preceded in death by her sons James Leo and Roger Joseph Malburg, and her sisters  Marie Henion, Louise LeLugas, and Frances Andrieansen.

Clara was a life member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, and currently St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and enjoyed working in her garden, watching the many birds that frequented her yard, dancing with Henry, deer hunting and snowmobiling.  Her greatest joy was as a wife, mother, and grandmother caring for her family, making a wonderful home, and working alongside her husband on the farm.
Clara will be lovingly remembered by her children Dolores Jamieson of Denver, CO, Constance “Connie” Malburg of Whitehall, John Henry and Victoria Malburg of Scottville, Larry Paul and Penny Malburg of Ludington, Dale Francis and  Susan Malburg of Scottville, 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 1 great, great-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Clara at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Custer with Rev. Daniel DePew as celebrant.  Burial will take place at Brookside Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville.  The Rosary will be prayed for ClaraFriday evening at 7:30 pm at the funeral home.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.  Please visit Clara’s personal memory page at to leave a tribute of Clara for her family or to light a candle in her memory.

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