Community benefit planned for Sunday


Marx condition improves in Saginaw

Mike Marx continues to recover from a massive stroke suffered Palm Sunday (March 20) at his Rogers City home.

Marx, a local businessman and an active member of the community, was going to sing in the church choir that morning but collapsed and was taken to Alpena by ambulance before being transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw.

As of Wednesday morning (April 6), he was in stable condition. His wife Alison Marx has been down there and said the next few days some important decisions about his rehab were going to be made.

Alison has been encouraged by the support back in Rogers City where a fundraising spaghetti dinner is planned for Sunday at St. John Lutheran School from 1 to 5 p.m. It is a free will offering. Other monies will be raised from a silent auction and Chinese raffle.

“Let the folks there know, there are no words that can express what you are doing up there,” said Alison, Wednesday morning from the hospital. “Thank you for all you are doing.”

Alison said he is making progress – “talking a bit and answering questions.” She said his personality, humor and even stubbornness are all there, but being in bed for the better part of three weeks has taken its toll. “We are just grateful to still have him,” she said.

Mike is a former school board president in Rogers City, an Optimist Club member and has appeared in countless community plays. He was rehearsing for the latest play “My Fair Lady,” the night before he was stricken.

He also co-owns Zgorski Micketti Plumbing and Heating.