Marilyn Louise Hebner

  • Born: September 27, 1937
  • Died: February 17, 2018
  • Location: Kimball, Michigan

Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home

1720 Elk St.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Tel. (810) 985-9605

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marilyn Louise Hebner, 80, of Kimball Township, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

She was born September 27, 1937 in Port Huron to the late Edward and Mildred Angbrandt. She married William Ford Hebner III on June 29, 1957 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2000.

Marilyn was employed with the Port Huron Museum and cooked many dinners for its various groups over the years. She lived a very active social life and enjoyed her involvement in all the clubs and organizations she took part in. She loved spending time and talking with people.

She was President of the St. Clair County Family History Group for 40 years, member of the Michigan Genealogical Council of Lansing and one of the first members of the Friends of the St. Clair County Library. Marilyn also belonged to the Boy Scouts of America Blue Water Council and was awarded the Silver Beaver for her years of service.

She is survived by her sons, William Ford (Laura) Hebner IV and Michael E. Hebner; grandchildren, William Ford V, Nicholas, Jackson, Carson, Kierston and Ireland Hebner; brothers, Larry (Audrey) Angbrandt and Ron (Beverly) Angbrandt; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana M. Hebner.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Marilyn will lie in state from 10:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Holy Trinity Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Very Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo KHS will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Port Huron.

Pallbearers will be Ford Hebner IV, Michael Hebner, Ron and Larry Angbrandt, William Wagner and Rick Ferriby.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Port Huron Museum.

For guest book and information, please visit

The family wishes to thank the staff of Blue Water Hospice for their care and compassion for Marilyn. Also to her sister-in-law, Beverly, who took care of her till the end.

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I had the honor of working with Marilyn at the Port Huron Museum. She was always joyful and took her many groups and tasks very seriously, but with a smile and a wink.
She is now at peace and I wish the same for all those special people that she left behind. I'm glad I knew her.

Posted by Susan Bennett - Port Huron, MI   February 21, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. I will always remember our days at the Museum. She was so dedicated and faithful to her job and also the Geneology group. She will be missed. I am glad to have known her. Kristi Hazard

Posted by Kristi Hazard - Lexington, MI   February 20, 2018

Ford, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Condolences to you and your family

Posted by Dotti johnson Porrett Porrett - China Twsp, MI - Friend   February 20, 2018

Marilyn will be sadly missed. She belonged to so many organizations. She not only belonged, but
worked hard at all organizations.
Martha Walker (Friend of St. Clair Co. Library)

Posted by Martha Walker - Zephyrhills, FL   February 20, 2018

Marilyn was a special friend for many years through our mutual love of family history. We were both active in the Michigan Genealogical Council and became closer during Diana's illness as the three of us shared valuable time together.
Her dedication to the St. Clair County Family History Group and the Port Huron Museum went above and beyond expectations as she served in many capacities, even when facing several health challenges. I shall miss her - and her hugs when we met. May she rest in peace with her beloved Ford and Diana. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Mary Lou Duncan

Posted by Mary Lou Duncan - Grosse Pointe Shores, MI - Friend   February 20, 2018

Marilyn and her husband co-founded the Huron County Genealogical Society in 1982. I joined the HCGS in 2003. I remember riding with Marilyn and her daughter Diana, to go to different libraries for genealogy research trips.
The HCGS disbanded in 2008 after Diana started battling cancer.
I re-started the HCGS in 2012, and granted Marilyn a lifetime membership to the HCGS. When I had seen her at The Michigan Genealogical Council in Nov. 2017
she said she loves getting the HCGS newsletters (which I mail to her).
I will miss Marilyn.
Gerald A. Little Jr.
Huron County Genealogical Society President

Posted by Gerald A. Little Jr - Flint, MI - Friend   February 20, 2018

So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was a special friend for many years when she was active in the Michigan Genealogical Council. We looked forward to seeing each other when she was able to get a ride there in the past few years. My condolences to all the family, I only got to know the late Diana and Marilyn and met Ford a couple times. They are now together in the heavenly home and they will spend their time with our Lord and each other. May they all rest in peace. May their memory live on in each of you. Barb

Posted by Barbara Curtindale - Harrison, MI - Friend   February 19, 2018

We met through Widowed Friends and will be Forever Friends, through love and prayer.

Posted by Julie Boulier - Marysville, MI - Friend   February 19, 2018

On behalf of the Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC), we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Marilyn's family and friends.

Marilyn served as the President of MGC from 2001-2003, and again from 2006-2007. Her leadership in MGC will be memorialized with a donation of a book in her name to the Library of Michigan.

Marilyn will also be remembered at MGC's presentation of the 40th anniversary certificate to the St Clair County Family History Group at our Delegate meeting in Lansing on May 10, 2018.

She will be greatly missed by so many within MGC, and we are honored to have had her at the helm of our organization. We celebrate her many contributions and mourn her passing.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Katherine R. Willson
President, MGC

Posted by Katherine R. Willson - Ann Arbor, MI   February 19, 2018

i have known Marilyn for several years in her capacity as President of the St. Clair County Family History Group. Marilyn was very committed to the club and anything to do with genealogy. Marilyn went above and beyond her duties, often taking on jobs when others left positions and no one would step forward. Marilyn was a very kind-hearted person, dedicated to the commitments she made. She will be fondly remembered.

Posted by Grace Grogan - Saint Clair, MI - Friend   February 18, 2018