Obituary: Donald and Marilyn Villadsen of Free Soil.

January 7, 2022

Don and Marilyn Villadsen

Obituary: Donald and Marilyn Villadsen of Free Soil.

A joint service for Donald and Marilyn (Andersen) Villadsen will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Ludington. Pastor John Hanson will officiate. Family will greet friends starting at 1 p.m. 

Donald William Villadsen, 96, of Free Soil passed away November 17, 2015. He was born April 27, 1919 in Pentwater to Villad and Lena (Bonney) Villadsen.  He attended Pentwater schools and graduated in 1936. He went on to serve his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was honorably discharged on August 28, 1945. 

Marilyn Lois Villadsen, 94, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born August 30, 1927 in Harvey, Ill. to Arnold and Edna (Freeman) Andersen. In 1930 she and her family moved to Sherman Township in Mason County and operated a dairy farm. She attended Scottville High School, graduating in 1945. Marilyn went on to attend Michigan State College until the death of her father; when she had to return home to help with the farm.  

On November 23, 1946 Donald and Marilyn were married in Ludington at the Trinity Evangelical Church. Together they raised four children. They managed the family farm for many years and later started an insurance agency which they operated until their retirement. Don and Marilyn enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and traveling. They also loved to visit with family and friends. They were members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville.

Don and Marilyn are survived by their children, Al Villadsen, Linda Olsen, and Ginny Hissong; their seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

They were preceded in death by a son, Chris Villadsen; Marilyn’s sister, Carol Goff; Don’s siblings, Lester, Lyle, Kenneth, Gladys, Loretta, Bonnie, Joyce, and Altha.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don and Marilyn’s name may be directed to the Mason County District Library Scottville branch.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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