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Marjorie E. (Fodness) Easterday – Obituary

Name: Marjorie E. (Fodness) Easterday

Age: 90

Born: 08-27-1927

Died: 10-09-2018

Grace United Methodist Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

Grace United Methodist Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville for Marjorie E. (Fodness) Easterday. Marjorie passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on October 9 at her home.  Reverend Bob Kandles will preside.  Burial will take place in the Burr Oak Cemetery, Union Grove Township, Meeker County.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday, October 16.

Marjorie was born August 27, 1927 in Heron Lake, MN, the daughter of Dr. Claude A. and Rosa Lee (Moore) Fodness.  After her father passed away, her mother re-married to Vern E. Joslin. She graduated from Heron Lake High School in 1945.  She went on to attend Lindenwood College in St. Charles, MO and received her education as an elementary teacher.  She married Harold Easterday on August 9, 1948.  They were proud parents of their daughter Sue, whom they adopted at 4 ½ months old on July 12, 1955, and their son David whom they adopted at 16 months old on July 3, 1957.

Marge had a great love for children, having taught elementary grades in Hutchinson, Morton, North Redwood, Redwood Falls, Olivia and Paynesville Public Schools and Sunday School and Bible School.  She was also a member of her church circle in two communities, sang in the choir and a former member of the Eastern Star. 

Left to mourn her absence is her husband of 70 years Harold, daughter Sue and Dick Putzke of Paynesville and son David of Paynesville, grandsons Cory Deadrick and Brad Putzke, great granddaughters Nicole and Samantha Deadrick.

Preceding her in death were her parents, great granddaughter Melissa Deadrick, and sister Lorraine (Norman) Wulf.

Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice or Grace United Methodist Church.

Guestbook for Marjorie E. (Fodness) Easterday

Paul Klenk
, pupil, 1969-1970
October 21, 2018, 4:12 am
My condolences to the family of this wonderful lady. Mrs. Easterday was a kind and gracious Kindergarten teacher. Everyone was included as one class; during show and tell we all sat in a circle and were given a turn when we wanted. She even led the class outside one day so I could properly demonstrate my homemade rocket made with a wooden clothes pin and a rubber band. She loved it. Our class loved her, and once lined up at her desk to tell her so, one by one. She sat and graciously let us give her a hug or kiss if we wanted. My brother two classes ahead of me spoke about her often, and in the summer of 1969, we spotted her on the sidewalk in front of school. He introduced me, and I asked her if she would be my teacher that fall. Sure enough, I joined her afternoon class, and was thrilled. Mrs. Easterday kindly took time to speak with me when I called her from New York in January 2010. She was 82 years old, and reminisced and brought me up to speed on Paynesville and her family and life. It was such an honor, and knowing how smart and healthy and kind she was made me happy. She will be long remembered and loved by countless pupils. Rest In Peace, Mrs. Easterday. Thank you for your love.
WWW Mickey
October 17, 2018, 12:46 pm
My sympathy Dave and family
, friend
October 11, 2018, 3:04 pm
So sorry for your loss Harold, Sue and David, she was one heck of a lady!

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