Marie Sattelberg


Died on Friday, July 8, 2011 at A Touch of Home in Caro, following a brief illness, at the age of 96. She was born on Feb. 27, 1915 in Sebewaing to the late George and Elizabeth (Duell) Link. On May 31, 1932 she was united in marriage to Elmer Sattelberg in the parsonage of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Caro. He preceded her in death on Father’s Day in 1963. They lived in Bach, Gagetown, Columbia Corners, and came to Caro in 1946. Marie started her work career at the Rainbow Restaurant, and in 1964 she became employed as a cook at the Caro State Hospital and stayed until her retirement in 1978. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Caro. She was an avid follower of harness racing supporting her son, loved the outdoors and “playing” in the dirt. Many of her family members have afghans that she made throughout the years. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Lobdell of Caro, Don (Sue) Sattelberg of Caro and Lee (Denna) Sattelberg of Howell; nine grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Clara Horen of Roanoke, VA and Edna Wardlaw of Ferndale, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by the remainder of her siblings, George Jr., Herbert, Edwin, Elizabeth, Emma and Frieda; a son-in-law, Herb Lobdell and a daughter-in-law, Ann Sattelberg. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Bennett’s A Touch of Home and Michigan Hospice for their exceptional care. The funeral service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cameron Steele officiating. Burial was in Indianfields Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Michigan Hospice. Collon Funeral Home in Caro assisted the family with the arrangements. Feel free to share your thoughts, memories and prayers with the family at