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Marjorie Vivian Stewart

March 23, 1928 September 29, 2018
Marjorie Vivian Stewart
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Obituary for Marjorie Vivian Stewart

Marjorie Stewart, age 90, of Gilman, Iowa, died Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, in Grinnell. No services are scheduled.

Marjorie Vivian Dannen Stewart was born on March 23, 1928, to John and Frieda Dannen, in Laurel Iowa. She graduated from Rhodes High School. She then married Robert L. Stewart on December 4, 1946, in Marshalltown, Iowa, where they resided briefly before moving to Gilman, Iowa. In 1954 they moved to Port Angeles, Washington, but returned to Gilman in 1963, where they were truly at home. Through those early years they had three children: Paula, Janine, and Lee Ann.

Marjorie’s mastery of details made her a natural as the Superintendent’s secretary at SEMCO high school, and later as the manager of Cissy’s Convenience store in Gilman. Additionally known as an excellent cook, she was popular for the food served at Bob’s, the tavern owned by her husband.

Marjorie’s skill shined in her lifelong affinity for card games, especially bridge. She achieved the rank of Regional Master through her membership in the American Contract Bridge League, and was a longtime member of the Marshall Duplicate Bridge Club. She thoroughly enjoyed the members of the club, and always looked forward to their weekly meetings.

Marjorie always had a positive, good-natured approach to life, which she shared cheerfully with her family. Primary among many family traditions, was their Sunday morning brunch, featuring Marjorie’s remarkable pancakes. She also enjoyed reading, and watching college basketball, especially the Iowa State Cyclones. In the summer, she loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. She was a member of the Gilman Ladies American Legion Auxiliary, and the Marshalltown Women’s Legion Golf Association. In later years Marjorie enjoyed traveling with her daughters, with trips to Washington state, Louisiana, and Minnesota, among the highlights.

Marjorie is survived by her children: Paula (Dennis) Weaver, of Gilman; Janine (Kim) Muckler, of Ames, IA; Lee Ann (Paul) Ainley of Gilman; four grandchildren: Jacie (Todd) Collum, of Maple Park, IL; Todd (Stephanie) Weaver, of Gilman; Adam (Abbie) Muckler, of Minneapolis, MN; Beth Muckler, of Chicago, IL; Seven great-grandchildren; two siblings: Jo Ann (Lloyd) Varnum; Chuck (Rita) Dannen; sister-in-laws: Alberta Coleman, and Norma Dannen.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, John and Freida Dannen; her husband Robert; her siblings, Jake, Lloyd, Leonard, George, Max, and Jerry.


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Visitation

Wednesday

3

Oct

2:00 PM 10/3/2018 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/3/2018 7:00:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States
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