Marjorie Ava Jurgemeyer, 89, of Rockwell, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Lavrenz officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Garner, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 PM Monday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Ave.
Marjorie Ava Jurgemeyer was born August 8, 1927 in rural Klemme, IA. The daughter of Leslie and May Hartbeck, she was one of four daughters. Marjorie was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth at the Klemme Reformed Church. At the time of her death she was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City.
Marjorie attended the rural schools of Ell Township and Klemme High School. She furthered her education at Waldorf College where she received her teaching certificate. She taught at a one room schoolhouse in rural Klemme, Iowa. On May 18, 1948, she married Everett Jurgemeyer. Marjorie continued her education at Wartburg College. She taught at the Sheffield – Chapin Community School District for twenty-five years.
Marjorie is survived by her five children: Kathryn Berrill of Colorado Springs, CO, Karen (Paul) Schultz of White Bear Lake, MN, William (Karon) Jurgemeyer of Rockwell, IA, Barbara (Lowell) Heintz of North St. Paul, MN, and Jacqueline Thomson of Menomonee Falls, WI.; 13 grandchildren: Mark (Christine) Berrill and their one child Patrick. Eric (Elizabeth) Berrill and their two children James, and Cody. Jason Schultz, and Stephen (Andrea) Schultz and their two children Everett and Aubrey. Thomas Jurgemeyer, Jodi (Nicholas) Korth and their child Cooper. Brittany (Holden) Nyhus, Andrew, Samuel, Jessica and Joshua Heintz, and Kevin (Jordan) Thomson and their child Charlotte and Stephanie Thomson; and sisters: Esther Seim and Miriam Fritzemeier. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Jurgemeyer, her parents, Leslie and May Hartbeck; and her sister Lucille Jurgemeyer