Marilyn Bidinger

Marilyn Clarice Bidinger, age 82, August 20, 2023. Marilyn held careers as an elementary school teacher (and chef). Mother of Tandy Gayle Bidinger of Haslett, MI. Grandmother of Kyle Nelson Pentecost, Taryn Mariah Reilly, Breanna Claire Reilly, and Destiny Rose Bidinger. Great-grandmother of Ronan Shane Reilly. Sister of Victor (the late Sue) Koponen. Former spouse of Bernard A. Bidinger. Childhood best friend of Donna Bertell. Preceded in death by parents Melfred Koponen and Clarice (née Kummer); the late son, Michael Steven Bidinger; the late grandchildren Devinne Alyssa Reilly and Hailee Rose Reilly; and the late brother, Brian Koponen. Services were held at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Royal Oak. Interment Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak. Memorials appreciated to Gilda’s Club of Royal Oak and the Detroit Zoo. Please share a memory at

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