Marilyn W. Biczak

Marilyn W. Biczak passed away peacefully Thursday morning, September 10, 2020, surrounded by family; she was loved. She was born in Charlotte on May 9, 1939 to Charles and Gertrude Bush and was the older sister to twins Donna Cogswell (Donald) and Doras Weinley (Bob).
Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Alan J. Biczak on May 2, 2016.
She is survived by her two lucky children, Laura Pulsifer (Jim) and David J. Olson (Brooke).
Laura and David feel fortunate to have had such a strong and encouraging advocate as their Mother. She was their biggest cheerleader in life and instilled in them a sense of compassion for others.
Marilyn was also blessed with nine grandchildren: Andrew McDonough (Kailee), Daniel McDonough (Callie), Dylan Sawyer, Dave Olson (Megan), Blake Olson, Grayson Olson, Andy Pulsifer (Paige), Alex Pulsifer (Ryann), and Jennifer Tenbrink (Nick). Alan and Marilyn traveled extensively during their retirement and settled back in West Michigan 10 years ago. At that time, she and her daughter and son-in-law created “Sassy Glass Necklaces” and participated in hundreds of craft shows throughout Michigan; Marilyn not only made the necklaces but was the personality of the business. Marilyn loved two things in life: family and shopping. She wasn’t interested in cooking and she wasn’t afraid to admit it. However, her delicious cheesy garlic bread was phenomenal! She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spoiling them all with treats, reading to them and just talking to them about their day. Marilyn will be missed by her very best friends from high school, the “Eight-Eights” and Charlotte H.S. Class of 1957, her co-workers, where she worked as a medical secretary, many nieces and nephews, along with her adopted family at Shoreline Allergy. Marilyn was a world traveler, country music enthusiast, and honorary member of the Grand Ole Opry, world-class shopper and a friend to all she met. She was remarkable, in that, wherever she was she brought laughter, happiness and genuine caring for whomever was in front of her at that moment. She was kind, selfless and genuine in a way like people used to be; she was timeless. There will be no services at this time due to COVID-19. Please consider donations to Harbor Hospice of Muskegon in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to the Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 213 E. Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at