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Date of Birth: April 28, 1939

Date of Death: August 05, 2020

Marcia Diane Thorpe (Adelman) of Sun City Grand, passed peacefully from this world on August 5, 2020. Preceded in death by parents Roy and Gwen Adelman, brother Jerry Adelman, and long-time partner Donald Cairns. Survived by children Laura (Chuck) Luftman, Mark (Lynn) Knickelbine, Scott (Jean) Knickelbine, Ted (Merrianne) Knickelbine, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marcia moved from Manitowoc WI to Sun City West in the early 1980's. She worked for the Del Webb Corporation as part of the Design Team for many years, helping customers build their dream homes in the new Sun City developments. She met her love, the late Donald Cairns, and they built a beautiful home together in Sun City Grand. Marcia's retirement years were spent spoiling her beloved Shih-Tzus, Cody and Sophie. She enjoyed growing the most stunning roses and flowers; cooking fantastic meals; making killer martinis, antique shopping, especially with her daughter; and being creative in so many ways! She made china dolls, and even took first place in a doll show. She tried her hand at quilting, stained glass art, and many other crafts. She liked the finer things in life; Fine furnishings, jewelry, clothing, cars - and aspired to win the lottery to pay for such things. She was also quite superstitious and had a collection good luck charms (to help her win that lottery no doubt). Marcia never did win the lottery, but she had a very lucky life indeed. Her bright smile and upbeat personality will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Service Information

Family will have a celebration of life at a future date in Manitowoc, WI.

Contributions

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue: https://azshihtzurescue.com/ Alzheimer's Association: https://act.alz.org