Note: BIRTH:MARR:DEATH: See obituary below . OBITUARY from The Mining Journal - 8 Aug 2005 MARQUETTE - Margaret C. Therrian, 86, formerly of 511 Rock Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday evening, August 6, 2005, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Margaret was born February 9, 1919 in Marquette, a daughter of Frank and Frances Schwemin. She was a 1937 graduate of the Graveraet High School and was a lifelong Marquette resident. On June 7, 1939 she married Bernard J. Schmeltzer and the couple set about establishing their home and raising a family, which would include three children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1969. She later married her second husband, Ed Therrian, and he preceded her in death in 1988. During the 1950's, Margaret was employed as a secretary-office manager with Marquette Concrete. She later was employed in the same capacity with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local, retiring in 1995. Margaret was a member of St. Peter Cathedral. She was also an avid card player and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge, attaining Life Master status. In addition to her duplicate bridge expertise, Margaret was also a member of several bowling leagues throughout the years. A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she is survived by her daughter, Sharron (Tom) Young of Marquette; two sons, Bernard W. (Kathryn) Schmeltzer of Onaway and James M. Schmeltzer of Marquette; her grandchildren, Michael (Michelle) Young, Scott (Tracy) Schmeltzer, Matthew (Kimberly) Schmeltzer, Danielle (Ryan) Stupsky, and Douglas (Lacey) Tasson; great- grandchildren, Misty, Shane, Alex, Ty, Sydney, Madison, Teagan, and Connor; sister-in-law, Dorothy Schwemin of Marquette; a brother-in-law, William "George" Williams of Marquette; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents; and husbands, Bernard and Edward, Margaret was preceded in death by three sisters, Sadie Thiet, Evelyn Woodbridge, and Bernice Williams; and three brothers, Charles, Frank, and Martin Schwemin. Friends may call at the Bishop's Room at St. Peter Cathedral on Tuesday, August 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00 pm Tuesday afternoon in St. Peter Cathedral with Rev. Msgr. Louis Cappo, rector, as celebrant. A dessert reception for family and friends will follow in Cathedral Hall. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 710 Chippewa Square, Marquette, MI 49855. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.
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