Marilyn Joan (Currier) Kreg, age 88, passed away on November 12, 2023, with her granddaughter Rhea by her side.
Marilyn was born on April 24, 1935, in Sturgis, Michigan, to her parents Asa and Elvena Currier. Marilyn was united in marriage to Arlen C. Kreg on October 10, 1953; they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his death in 2016. Marilyn worked at Michigan Bell Telephone in her younger years. After her marriage she and Art moved to Texas during Art's time in the US Army. They returned to Michigan and became the proprietors of the family business Pla-Mor Lanes and Art Kreg Pro Shop. Marilyn was a pioneer in the sport of bowling, spending over 60 years as a competitor. At 13 years old she was invited to compete in the adult leagues and received top honors in the Kalamazoo Area Women's Bowling Association City League. She was the Captain of the Kalamazoo All-Star team for many years and was inducted into the KAWBA "Hall of Fame" in 1976. Marilyn went on to be competitive as a Professional Bowler; Marilyn and Art spent many years traveling the USA competing in tournaments. Her accomplishments included wins in several championship games including the BPAA US Open and WIBC Queens Tournaments, many of her top scores held for years. Marilyn was a junior bowling coach and was a true ambassador for the bowling community, receiving many high accolades for her work. Additionally, she had a great interest in genealogy. Marilyn was preceded in death by her Husband Arlen (Art) Kreg, Daughter Kathy Lynn Kreg, Parents Asa and Elvena Currier, Sisters Janet Langerveld and Gayle Smelker. Marilyn is survived by her daughter Susan (James) Peterson and her son Steven Kreg. Brother Daniel (Katherine) Currier. Grandchildren; Rhea Terburg, Onawa Terburg, Nicholas Peterson and Kevin Kreg. Great Grandchildren; Caleb Howe, John Howe, Cora Howe, Clara Closson and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of life has been planned for Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, at Continental Lanes in Kalamazoo. Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the Junior Bowling program at Continental Lanes or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, to leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.