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Obituary of Marjorie Roehm
SAGINAW, MI. – Marjorie Roehm, age 99, of Saginaw, entered eternal life peacefully Wednesday morning, September 28, 2022 surrounded by family and friends
Marjorie was born March 16, 1923 in Ypsilanti Michigan, the second child of Herman and Anna Marie (Braeutigam) Roehm. She moved to her grandparent’s farm in Bridgeport when her mother was hospitalized with tuberculosis, attending the local one room schoolhouse. She was a graduate of the Ypsilanti High School class of 1941 and Michigan State Normal College (Eastern Michigan University) class of 1945 earning her teaching degree.
After graduation she began what would be an over 40-year teaching career as a 1st grade teacher in the Jesse Loomis Elementary school in Saginaw. In 1959 she took a 3-year hiatus from her teaching in Saginaw to go to Europe and teach school to children of American service men stationed in Germany after WWII. During this time, even after the construction of the “iron curtain”, she traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East visiting places of interest and collecting memorabilia. She said she loved the experience but returned home because her nieces and nephews were growing up and she didn’t want to miss that time with them. One of the favorite things she returned with was her car “Patrick”, a VW Beatle she purchased while in Germany. She continued to travel after retirement visiting China, Japan, Russia and Australia. Through her photography and paintings, she left us with visions of all her travels.
She was a wonderful person and lived a full and rewarding life.
Marjorie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family would like to thank their members for the support they provided her, over the past several years, as her health has declined.
Marjorie is survived by her nieces Kay (Hector) Acevedo of Sterling, VA; Dolores (Jim) McGee of Crystal Lake, IL; and her nephews, Fred Jackson of Plainfield, IL; Matt (Kathy) Jackson of Rapid City, SD; and Al (Lisa) Hawker of Marquette, MI as well as many cousins and close friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth (Roehm) Jackson in 1998 and Kathryn (Roehm) Hawker in 2013 as well as a niece, Gwyneth (Jackson) Johnsen in 2019.
The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to doctor Lioudmilla Kinachtchouk as well as all the staff at Wellspring Hospice and Independent/Assisted Living; and, individually thank Louis, Isabell, Margaret, Dawn, Victoria, Jamika, Amanda, Janay, Ann, Meretia, Jackie, Torrin, Jen, Donovan, Mya, Amari, Cherie, Michelle, John, Sarah, Wendy, Ruth, Connie, Heather, Abbi, Cyndi, Ed, Cathy, and Tanya the care they provided her.
FUNERAL: Services for Marjorie will take place Monday, October 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) Saginaw, MI 48603. Bishop John Lowry to officiate. Interment to take place in Frankenmuth Township Cemetery.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the funeral home Monday, October 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
MEMORIALS: Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider Wellsprings Hospice or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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