The Star-Herald

Marilyn J. Van Scooter

WASHBURN, Maine – Marilyn J. Van Scooter, 77, wife of Albert A. Van Scooter, went home to be with her Lord, on Sunday April 8, 2018, at a Presque Isle healthcare facility, following an extended illness. She was born on June 1, 1940, in Wade, the daughter of Millage F. and Marjorie (Maynard) Howe.

She was a graduate of the Washburn High School, Class of 1959, and held various jobs during her lifetime. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and painting, however her greatest joy was her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Marilyn was predeceased by three brothers, Gary, Thomas, and Richard Howe; two sisters, Shirley (Howe) Smith and Alice (Howe) LaPointe; one grandson, Jonathan Rundstrom; and one brother-in-law, Robert Smith. She is survived by her loving husband, Albert, of Washburn; one son, Kirk Rundstrom and his wife, Kim, and their sons, Jeremy, Timothy, and Warren, all of Lewsiton; one daughter, Tammy Deschesne and her husband, David, of Fort Fairfield and their son, Robert Deschesne, of Washburn; three stepchildren and their spouses, Alan and Joy Wing of Marcellus, NY, Shawn Van Scooter of Rochester, NY, and Jean and Sunna Christina Stettnich of Los Angeles, CA; six step-grandchildren, Miranda, Lucas, Jackie, Jake, and T.J. Wing, all of New York State, and Paul Stettnich of Germany; two brothers, Freeman Howe and his wife, Phyllis, of Presque Isle, and Donald Howe of Denton, TX; four sisters-in-law, Charlotte Howe of Mapleton, Gloria Goodwin of Presque Isle, Joan Howe of Mapleton, and Barbara Howe of Pilot Point, TX; one brother-in-law, Henry LaPointe of Riverside, CA; two aunts; and many cousins and extended family members.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Caribou, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Marilyn to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. Online condolences may be expressed at

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