Marjorie Adeline Monson, age 79, of Stillwater, MN, died Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, WI after battling Alzheimers Disease.
Marjorie was born on October 13, 1934 in St. Paul, MN; the daughter of Herbert and Esther (Okeberg) Johnson. She attended Farnsworth and Cleveland elementary schools prior to graduating from Johnson High School in St. Paul. She furthered her schooling at the University of Minnesota, where she received her degree in elementary education. She taught kindergarten for two years (1957-1959) at the Washington Elementary School in the White Bear Lake school system, seven years (1959-1967) at Sheridan Elementary, and one year (1968-1969) at Mounds Park Elementary in the St. Paul Public School System.
On July 1, 1967, she was united in marriage to Earl William Monson. This union would be blessed with two daughters, Melissa and Stephanie.
Marj enjoyed getting dressed up and eating at nice restaurants, attending church service, and family get togethers. She was able to enjoy and play the piano and organ, teach Sunday school, growing and arranging flowers, decorating her home with accessories, and grooming herself and her daughters.
Marjs family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers at Comforts of Home in Hudson, WI and The Lutheran Home in River Falls, WI.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Earl; daughters, Melissa (Michael) Fitzgerald of Stillwater, MN, and Stephanie (Christopher) Belak of Woodbury, MN; grandchildren: Mia and Erin Fitzgerald, and Marko and Maxwell Belak. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service for Marjorie will be 11AM Tuesday March 18th at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 505 13th Street So., Hudson with Pastor Brian Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning. Burial will be in the Kahbakong Cemetery in Taylor Falls, MN. Pallbearers will be: friends, Donald Sederstrom, Timothy Bredahl, and Victor Thalacker, along with cousins sons John Jordan, James Jordan, Brian Sabo, and Warren Pakulski
Funeral services entrusted to the OConnell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com