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Marjorie Mae Rolfson

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Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home

*and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church


Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: First United Methodist Church
Austin, Minnesota

East Side Cemetery
Estherville, Iowa



Marjorie M. Rolfson, age 84 of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Our House Memory Care.  Marjorie Mae Petersen was born July 29, 1933 in Hollandale, Minnesota, the daughter of George E. and Emma (Harris) Petersen.  She was a 1951 graduate of Sherburn, Minnesota High School.  On February 16, 1952, Marjorie married Dean Rolfson in Austin.  The couple later divorced. Following her jobs as a telephone operator, a chef at Tommy’s Supper Club, and an agent for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Marjorie made a career of caring for many children as an in-home daycare provider for over 37 years.  She loved being surrounded by her family and friends, which usually included beating them in card games, feeding them and sharing lots of love and laughter!  She was a fabulous cook, seamstress and gardener.  She belonged to First United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed her card club and connecting with friends and family on Facebook.  Marjorie will be dearly missed by all of those lives she touched.

Survivors include her daughters Vicky Williamson of Eagan, Minnesota, Sherry Suess of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Jayne (Julius) Gibson of Austin, Shelley Riach of Lakeville, Minnesota; sons Larry (Gloria) Rolfson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Troy (Jackie) Rolfson of Lakeland, Florida; son-in-law Lawrance Pieper of Austin; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; her brother Floyd (Fran) Petersen of Morgan Hill, California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Waiting to greet her in Heaven are her parents, her daughter Kathy Pieper (died 4/29/2017), seven brothers and one sister, and her former husband Dean Rolfson (died 11/8/2009).

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Austin with Pastor Dennis Tamke officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Worlein Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in East Side Cemetery, Estherville, Iowa at 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 9th with Rev. Cory Allard, officiating. 


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