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Marianne Kale

January 22, 1944 - June 15, 2023
Walker, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Emmanuel Hospice
401 Hall St. SW, Suite 263
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 719-0919

John Ball Zoo
1300 W. Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 336-4300
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Marianne “Tutti” Kale [Barto], died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 15, 2023. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert “Bob”, her Parents Bernard “Bunny" & Eleanor Barto, her siblings Jerry Barto, Janice Barto, baby Michael, her nephew Michael, maternal grandparents Anthony & Victoria Martinaitas & fraternal grandparents Stanley & Helen Barto. She leaves behind her loving girls Kathleen Kale & Barbara Hankins (spouse Rick), grandchildren who she adored, Michelle Wolfe (spouse Tarah), April Wolfe (spouse Jeremy Bird), Meghan Arbanas, Daniel Hankins (spouse Ashley), Joseph Hankins (spouse Gabrielle), great-grandson Harvey Hankins who brought her so much joy, niece Cheri Bollman (spouse David), and nephew Robert Barto (spouse Connie).

Tutti loved going up north to their cottage with the family and running "Kale’s Korner Bar" together with her husband for over 40 years. One of her enjoyments with her husband was going to Detroit to the race track. She loved her sunny pool days with her husband and all the family, along with the yearly family trips to Cedar Point.

A private service with the family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers consider a donation to John Ball Zoo, (1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, 49505) or to Emmanuel Hospice, (401 Hall St SW #263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). She and her husband loved the monkeys at the zoo and the Hospice staff were a blessing in her final months.