March 31, 1918 - July 26, 2013
WILLMAR - Marjorie Lundquist, 95 of Willmar, died on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar. Funeral service will be 11:00 am on Wednesday at the Willmar Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Tuesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. The family prefers any memorials be given to the Gideons Ministry.
Marjorie Lorraine Lundquist, along with her twin sister, was born on March 31, 1918 in Fahlun Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, the daughter of David and Hilma (Larson) Carlson. She grew up on the family farm and attended District #83 country school and graduated from Willmar High school in the class of 1936.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Lundquist on July 11, 1937 at Svea Lutheran Church. The couple lived and farmed in Fahlun Township. This union was blessed with four children. Marjorie drove school bus, worked at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center and also the Presbyterian Family Foundation. Marjorie and Kenneth entered Bethesda Heritage Center in August of 2005. Kenneth passed away on November 6, 2006. Marjorie joined her two sisters at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in 2006.
She was a member of the Willmar Assembly of God where she was an active member teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, serving in Womens Ministries and singing in the choir. She and Kenneth sang for many funerals. Marjorie was an adult 4-H leader and later was active in the Gideons Auxiliary and Prison Ministry.
She enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress. Her family will miss her cooking and baking. Marjorie was a hard worker and her zest for life was displayed as she went about her work singing and whistling. To the end Marjorie exhibited an attitude of gratitude and a sweet, kind and gentle spirit.
She is survived by her children: Joel (and Linda) Lundquist of Burnsville, Jim (and Eileen) Lundquist of Willmar, Janet (and Victor) Hedman of Appleton, WI, Ellen (and Steve) Shelver of Spicer; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Margaret Johnson of Willmar and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and five sisters.