Ferndale Community Concert Band

It is with heavy hearts that we recognize the passing of Marian (Mary Lou) Zerse, Mother of our member Patrick Zerse.

Obituary Written by Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors

Marian (Mary Lou) Zerse 81, of Warren, formerly of Ferndale, passed away Thursday April 16, 2020.

She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957 and went to Highland Park Community College. She loved basketball, baseball, classic cars, gardening, drawing, her family and her extended Joseph family.

Mary Lou and James Zerse were patrons of Ferndale Public Schools Music Program. They also helped create the current music booster organization.

Mary Lou worked for Ferndale Public Schools for 20 years, starting in Adult Education and finishing at Wilson Elementary as a Librarian.

She has 3 children, Patrick, Sheila (Gary) Callahan and Erick. She also has 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. 

Mary Lou is preceded in death by her husband James Zerse, her parents Marion and Dorothy (Tuttle) Reiker and long time companion Annis Joseph. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Visit the Official Obituary here: spauldingcurtin.com/obituaries/Marian-Mary-Lou-Zerse?fbclid=IwAR1kTDn3h8qSY3WF0NkqLJsfTsz1iyZQRvn1ZQBdBiC9-BWny0VVo_BSenA

All Future FCCB concerts are 
We hope you and your families stay safe.

Euchre Postponed

The FCCB will not be hosting its normal Euchre tournament fundraiser on the 4th Friday of every month until further notice. Thanks for your support and understanding.

The Ferndale Elks Lodge #1588

22856 Woodward Ave,

Ferndale, MI 48220



The Ferndale Community Concert Band is a diverse, inclusive, and multigenerational musical ensemble of experienced volunteer musicians from all over metro Detroit.  


Its mission is twofold: to provide quality, challenging musical and mentoring experiences for the members and student musicians, as well as educating and entertaining the citizens of Ferndale and surrounding communities.

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