Marjorie I. ElbeIssue Date: July 19, 2018
Marjorie I. (Krueger) Elbe, age 89 of Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Marjorie was born on April 28, 1929 in Milwaukee to the late Fred and Anna (Lambrecht) Krueger. The family lived in the Milwaukee and Oconto Falls areas until they moved to Mountain in 1946. She attended Engleburg School in Milwaukee and worked various jobs including restaurant work, painting posts for guard rails at Sweeney Bros and at MasterLock in Milwaukee.
On March 31, 1948, Marjorie married Thomas Elbe at Mt. Lebanon Lutheran Church in Granville, WI. They were blessed with 70 years of married life together.
On April 11, 1949, the couple purchased Tom's parent's farm and they farmed alongside each other until 1979, when they went into the Timber Industry with their sons where Marjorie worked as the secretary of the business until 2006. Marjorie enjoyed many trips with Tom to Navy reunions and fishing trips to Canada.
Marjorie was a lifetime member of Tabor Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Ladies Aid, Alter Guild, Quilting Club, and wherever else she was needed. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Marjorie worked at the YMCA Camp Nan a Bo Sho as their baker for many summers.
Marjorie is survived by her 6 children, Jim (special friend, Sharon), Maellen (Daniel), Rick (Wendy), Tom (Gail), Scott (LoAnn) and Cindy (Randy); 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Betty, Dorothy, Nancy, Patricia and Kathie; 2 sisters-in-law, Lillian Krueger and Marvel Elbe. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas on May 9, 2018; her daughter, Sharon; a grandson, Matthew; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne; 3 brothers, Leslie, Wilton and Robert and 3 sisters Lorraine, Karen and Shirley.
Visitation was held Monday, July 16, 2018 at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain from 9 am until the funeral service at 12 pm with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Marjorie was interred in Mountain Cemetery beside her husband. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to express a sincere word of thanks to all of the staff of Woodland Village Nursing Home in Suring, along with Marjorie's special angels that took extra care of her for the excellent care and compassion offered to Marjorie and her family during their time of need.
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