Marilyn J. Valkema, age 85, of Kalamazoo, MI and Everglades City, FL went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Marilyn was born May 28, 1932 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Clarence and Ethel (Havens) Noble. On February 21, 1964, she was united in marriage to H. Roy Valkema. For many years she helped Roy run the family business Tri City & Commercial Waste Disposal. Marilyn was a longtime member of Westwood Christian Reformed Church, and Everglades Community Church in Florida. The most important part of Marilyn's life was her family. Surviving are her husband Roy Valkema; children Mark (Susan) Nap, Carol (Randy) VanDyke, Henry (Colleen) Valkema; grandchildren Gregory (Maddison) Nap, Angela (Christopher) Reiter, Mellisa (Damien) Kakarian, Brad (Olivia) VanDyke, Henry Valkema, Heath Valkema, Anna Valkema; great-grandchildren Drew and Jackson Reiter, Hunter Nap, Cope Palmer, Damien and Wyatt Kakarian; brother Norman Noble; several nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Robert Noble. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM on Tuesday, October 17th at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street. The funeral service will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, October 18th at Westwood Christian Reformed Church (620 Northampton) with Pastor Mike Koetje officiating. Following the service there will be a reception in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Memorials in Marilyn's memory may be directed to Everglades Community Church or Rose Arbor.