Obituaries

Marjorie E. Wolfe

Jul 24, 2019
Wolfe, Marjorie crop

Services:

11:00 AM Friday, August 2, 2019 at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, 6227 Kimball Ave., Waterloo

Visitation:

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo

Cemetery:

9:45 a.m. committal Friday at Orange Township Cemetery, Waterloo

Memorials:

South Waterloo Church of the Brethren or Friendship Village Building Fund     

Biography

     Marjorie Elaine “Marge” Wolfe, 97, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, on July 24, 2019, at Friendship Village Retirement Center.

     Marge was born August 24, 1921, in Fairbank, daughter of Francis P. and Della Lyon McCunniff. She graduated from Fairbank Public Schools.

     Marge married Milan W. Blough in 1944; he died April 19, 1946. She married Orrin Leland Wolfe September 21, 1951, in Waterloo; he died on August 12, 1984.

     She worked as a secretary at Rath Packing for three years, cashier at PX Store on the Ft. Riley Army Base for three years, and the church secretary at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren from 1952–1966. She also sold chicken eggs to over 200 customers and was active on the farm for 45 years.

     Marge was a member of South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed reading and needle work. She also enjoyed cooking for others and hosting Sunday family dinners. She won multiple blue ribbons at Cattle Congress for her dill pickles.

     She is survived by her daughter, Markita Gottschalk of Livonia‚ MI; son, John (Margaret) Wolfe of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Dan Gottschalk, Marcia Derhammer, and Shawn Schmidt; six great-grandchildren, Nikolaus Schmidt, Nathaniel (Jordynn) Schmidt, Joshua Carafelle, Austen Seeley, William Derhammer, and Shay Gottschalk; one great-great grandchild, Noel Schmidt; and nephew, Howard Durham of Fairbank.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a brother, Marshall McCunniff; and a sister, Mary Ellen Durham.

 

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  1. Karen Hubbard Sharbo | Sep 22, 2019
    I remember when Orrin came to work on my uncle Don Hamer’s dairy farm. I remember wwhen he got married and Marjorie become a part of the Hamer Farm family. She always positive, a great cook and partner. My condolences to the family. 

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