STERLING – Marjorie Belle Kreiter, 97, of Sterling, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Countryside Care Center in Aurora.
Born Oct. 10, 1915, in Bellevue, Iowa, she was the daughter of Elmer and Nell (Bradley) Guenther. She was united in marriage to the Rev. Otto H. Kreiter on Jan. 17, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1984.
Marjorie was raised and educated in Dubuque, where she graduated from the senior high school. She later attended, and graduated from, Sauk Valley Community College, where she received her licensed practical nurse degree. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, where she was active in the church Altar Guild. Marjorie was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, CGH Medical Center gift shop, and the Church Women United Thrift Shop.
Surviving are her son, Bradley (Sonja) Kreiter of Aurora; her daughters, Barbara (Benton) Richardson of Walnut Creek, Calif., Joan (Ronald) Gibson of Naperville, and Pamela Williamson of Hudson; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Robert.
Visitation will be at noon Tuesday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Henrietta Milner officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.
A memorial has been established to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Altar Guild.
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