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(July 8, 1925 – April 2, 2014)

Margarete L. Spitnale, 88, of Midland, passed away on, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Brittany Manor . She was born on July 8, 1925 in St. Johns, MI to the late Lester and Maggie (Sperry) Marquiss. Margarete married Clyde Spitnale in 1947 who predeceased her on 1988.Margarete was a homemaker. She loved flowers, birds and gardening. She was standing member at the Olsen Community Church. Margarete is survived by children, Carl (Diane) Spitnale, Sharon (Gary) Roberson, Michael (June) Spitnale, and Denny (Beth) Spitnale, 9 grand children and 16 great-grand children. She is also survived by her sister Betty (Lloyd) Mudd and brothers Stanley Marquiss and Bill (Pricilla) Marquiss. Margarete was predeceased by her brothers Don and Leroy Marquiss.A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Beers officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 4-7 pm and Monday from 10 am until the time of service.In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund.The family of Margarete would like to send a special thank you to the Brittany Manor staff.On-line condolences can be given at smithminer.com