Marjorie Ann Staeffler 89, Hardwick, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne.
A funeral service was Tuesday, July 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Marjorie Nece was born Sept. 1, 1925, to Claude and Helen (Willams) Nece on her grandparents’ farm in rural Trosky. She was raised in the county near Trosky and attended country school District No. 42 through the eighth grade. She then attended high school in Edgerton and graduated in 1943.
On Dec. 6, 1944, she married Virgil Staeffler at the Methodist Church parsonage in Luverne. The couple made the farm east of Hardwick their lifelong residence. She was a farm wife and mother. After the children were grown, Marjorie went to work at Fey Industries in Edgerton. She retired from there in 2003, just short of 20 years. She also sold Avon and Shaklee for years.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. She became a confirmed member as an adult in 1951. She was part of the Ladies Circle and was a member of the “Hi, Neighbor” Birthday Club. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, flowers, raising chickens, word search books, solitaire, and playing bingo.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Staeffler, Hardwick; seven children, Geraldine (James) Haraldson and Gary (Jean) Staeffler, all of Luverne, Debra (Daniel) Nelson, Magnolia, Rhonda Edwards, Spirit Lake, Iowa, Rodney (Ruth) Staeffler, Ruthton, Carol (Lance) Stueven, Hudson, Wisconsin, Greg Staeffler, Hardwick, (friend Sheryl); a son-in-law, Arlyn (Rose) Vander Beek, Edgerton; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Joan Lingbeck, Edina; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Larry Staeffler; a daughter, Sandra Vander Beek; two grandsons, Kelly Staeffler and Michael Vander Beek; a great-granddaughter, Ashlynn Haraldson; a sister, Karla Carroll; and two brothers-in-law, George Lingbeck and John Carroll.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.