|11/22/2017 8:32:00 AM|
Marjorie Showalter, 88, of Hutchinson, formerly of Windom, died Nov. 16, 2017, at Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson.
A memorial service was Tuesday at Hartquist Funeral Home-Lake Benton Chapel in Lake Benton.
Interment was at Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.
Dobratz-Hantge Chapel of Hutchinson and Hartquist Funeral Home of Lake Benton handled the funeral arrangements.
Marjorie Ann Crooks was born June 23, 1929, to Nathan and Myrtle (Maranell) Crooks in Sutherland, Iowa. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed as a youth in Bertha.
She received her education at Lake Benson High School, graduating in 1947.
In 1947, Marjorie married Virgil Showalter at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Worthington. They were blessed with five children. Marjorie was a homemaker for her husband and children.
Marjorie and Virgil lived in Lake Benton and Windom before moving to Hutchinson in 1992.
Virgil died in 1997 and Marjorie became a resident of Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson in 2014.
She enjoyed crocheting afghans and doilies, baking, cooking and traveling to Germany and England. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
In addition to her husband Virgil, Marjorie was preceded in death by brothers: Gerald Crooks, Richard Crooks and Everett Crooks; a brother-in-law, Norman Wolf; sisters-in-law: Gertrude Crooks, Patricia Crooks and Ruth Crooks; and a great-grandchild, Macully Showalter.
Survivors include her five children: Rose (Steve) Rossow of Northfield; Vernon (Marilyn) Showalter, Raymond (Jill) Showalter and Charles Showalter, all of Hutchinson; and Elaine (George) Bramstedt of Windom; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; siblings, Miriam Wolf of Spokane, Wash.; and Donald Crooks of Astoria, S.D.; and a sister-in-law, Lois Crooks of Lake Benton.