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“Diane & family, we are sorry to hear of your mothers death, may God be with you all at this time ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Clay & JoAnn Schott

“So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She is at peace in Heaven. May God grand you His peace during this sorrowful time. He is our Strength. ...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Diane (Sieling)Bauck

“Love to all of you. I see her in all of you and she will live on through you. So sorry I couldn't make it but you were all in my thoughts throughout...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Nass

“I am so sorry for your families loss. She was a lady full of energy and loved to hear her words of advice. She will be missed. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Lynn Tappe

“Margie's daughter, Leann, has been my friend for many years. Through her and her stories of her childhood and all the fun during recent family...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kate Lorenz

“Sorry to hear of your loss, Janine. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathryn Wirth

“We only met Margie a few times but she always treated us with great kindness and sincere interest in our lives and our families. She was never at a...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pam & Hank Geib

“I remember Margie from high school. When ever we saw each other there was always that smile while we caught up on what was going on in our lives. ...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marion Stoll

“One of the finest ladies you will ever meet. Long time friends of my parents, Jerry and Margaret Courneya. Marjorie endured alot of heartache...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Courneya Scott

“My sympathies to Marjorie's family. I have great memories of working side by side with her in the 70's in the Bergen's greenhouse. She was a dear...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Val Voigt

“My prayers are with the family that she was always so proud of. I really enjoyed quilting and visiting with Marjorie when we lived in Frazee. She...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lila Beeck


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Marjorie (Margie) Schwandt, 85, died Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, MN, surrounded by family. Marjorie Jean Warter was born on February 12th, 1932 to Albert and Alvina (Laasch) Warter in Frazee, MN. She grew up on a farm in Height of Land Township. She graduated from Frazee High School in 1950. Margie met her husband Duane while both were working at Tom Thumb Resort in Detroit Lakes, MN. They were married August 13th, 1950 in Bemidji, MN. Margie and Duane moved to their present farm in 1956 where they remained for the next sixty plus years, adding four daughters to their family. Margie worked hard alongside Duane at the farm, putting up endless canned goods, raising chickens and sheep, and providing meals with freshly baked bread and cookies for any and all. Their farm was also home to many beloved pets. She enjoyed gardening and tending flowers, working for a time at Bergen's in Detroit Lakes and Jean's in Perham. Margie achieved Master Gardener status through MN Extension. She sewed beautifully, making many of her children's clothes. She was a member of the church quilting group and with them created hundreds of beautiful, useful quilts for people around the world. She is survived by her daughters: Diane Bruhn, Vergas, MN, Carol (Bruce) Albright, Barnesville, MN, Janine Bunkowski, Lauderdale, MN, and Leann (Kevin) Lehner, Lakes Mills, WI; grandchildren: Ryan (Lisa Preuss) Bruhn, Sara (Greg) Sliter, Jed Bunkowski, Laura Bunkowski, and Alec Albright; great-grandchildren: Morgan, Mallory, Ava, Ella, Olivia, Lyncyn, Xavyer, and Tevyn; sister-in-law, Emily (Neil) Anderson; nieces: Carmen Fingerson, Judie (Jack) Leitch, Susan (John) Sanders, Betty Watts, Ginny Anderson and nephew, Stewart (Arlene) Wirth; and many other relatives and countless friends. Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; parents, Albert and Alvina; sister, Elvera (Joe) Wirth; parents-in-law, Reinhardt and Tess Schwandt; grandson, Aaron Albright; and son-in-law, Steve Bruhn. Her hard work is done. She is dancing with Duane. Visitation: Friday, August 11, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., prayer service at 7:00 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, MN. Celebration of life: Saturday, August 12, 11:00 a.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Vergas Cemetery. Arrangements by Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, MN, please visit www.fureyfh.com to leave online condolences.

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