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Iron Mountain — Marcene Fuse, 100, of Iron Mountain entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Evergreen Meadows in Norway.

She was born on August 29, 1922 in Loretto, daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Roani) Andreini. Marcene later became a permanent resident of Iron Mountain. She was an honors graduate of Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1940, where she served as class president and also prom queen in her freshman year.

Marcene was introduced to the business world by her uncle Joseph (Penny) Andreini when she was a freshman in high school. She worked as an accountant at the Northside Service Station (Texaco). On Friday evenings, she worked at the Braumart Theater as a cashier. After graduating from high school, she was employed by the Wisconsin-Michigan Power Company as secretary to the company manager.

After working days at the electric company, she worked evenings for Dr. Jamiel Jacobs as an accountant in his dental practice. She then served as an executive assistant at Andreini’s Appliance and Furniture Land, retiring at the age of 75.

Marcene was a loving, caring and generous person who enjoyed helping and working with people. She was married to Alfonse A. Fuse on October 30, 1945 at Immaculate Conception Church, both life members of the church. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 1995 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage.

Marcene was active in many religious and civic organizations: the WI-MI Power Company Employee Benefit Club held all class reunions for the Iron Mountain class of 1940, served as president of the Immaculate Conception Ladies Guild and Christian Mothers , coordinated funeral luncheons for 30 years, as well as Father’s Day dinners and bingo activities.

She was a member of BPW, Daughters of Isabella, where she served as regent, as well as Eucharistic minister and secretary of her parish’s religious education program. Marcene was an active volunteer in many community organizations including the Paisano Club, VA Escort Service and Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, “Grey Lady” for the American Red Cross in the VA, helped with the Carmelite Sisters Silver Tea for many years, and volunteered at area nursing homes. She was named Businesswoman of the Year by BPW in 1989 and honored as First Lady of Dickinson County in 2000.

Marcene enjoyed traveling with her family and has visited 49 states, many European countries and many Canadian provinces. She liked the dances at the Senior Center on Friday nights. Marcene was fortunate to have the opportunity to greet and speak with him personally; Saint Paul VI, Saint John XXIII, Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Additionally, she met and spoke with Brett Favre, George Bush and other political figures.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Teresa) Fuse and John (Cheryl) Fuse, both of Iron Mountain; one daughter, Mary Jo (Don) Hanson of Ada, Michigan; four grandchildren, Mark Fuse of Marquette, Angela (Matthew) Whitener of Alanson, Mich., Tony (Kolby) Hanson of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lauren (Brad) Bartrem of Royal Oak, Mich.; five great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Cole Whitener, Ava and Thomas Fuse and Blake Bartrem; six nephews, Dr. Ron (Shirley) Patten, Ray (Roberta) Pataconi, Dr. Jeffrey (Sandy) Andreini, Gerald Agnew, Jack (Mary) Andreini and Todd (Charlotte) Andreini; as well as many cousins.

In addition to her parents and her beloved husband, Alfonse, Marcene was predeceased by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Walter (Elda) Andreini, Gerald (Patricia) Andreini; an infant son; and a niece, Susan (Andreini) Agnew.

Marcene was a gifted and talented person and will be missed by many. She always put the needs and interests of others before her own and lived a full and happy life with her family and many friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

The funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate. Interment will be at Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be erected in his memory for the Parkinsons Foundation and Cardiac Research.

The family would like to give special thanks to Jacobs Funeral Home, Promedica Nursing Home and Evergreen Assisted Living for their caring, compassionate service and kindness.

Friends can leave condolences and tributes for Marcene’s family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.

The family chose Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Iron Mountain, to honor the legacy of Marcene’s life.

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