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Marjorie Elaine Schaaf

Marjorie Elaine Schaaf, age 78, of Dassel, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Burns Manor in Hutchinson.

She was born May 15, 1930, at Underwood, N.D., the daughter of Floyd and Lillian (Johnson) Wilson; and grew up in Underwood, where she was both baptized and confirmed.

Marjorie was united in marriage to Edward Schaaf March 26, 1949, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Markville, Minn.

Over the years, they made their home in Underwood, N.D., Virginia, Minn., Hoyt Lakes, Minneapolis, Cass Lake, Belle Plaine for 30 years, and Pequot Lakes; and wintered in Harlingen, Texas from 1993 to 2007. They have resided in Dassel since Feb. 26, 2007.

Marjorie belonged to the Red Hat Society in both Minnesota and Texas, enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, and conversing with family and friends, and liked to try new crafts.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Edward, Nov. 27, 2002; her parents; and two brothers, Arthur and Donald Wilson.

Marjorie is survived by her husband, Edward Schaaf of Dassel; children, Barbara (Ron) Koschel of West Minster, Colo., Marsha (Boyd) Schaaf-Rebers of Carver, Edward II (Fay) Schaaf of Arvada, Colo., and Stacie (Dennis) Schaaf of Belle Plaine; daughter-in-law Joan (Bruce) Schaaf of Belle Plaine; grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Doris (Norm) Reike of McMinnville, Ore.; two brothers, Richard Schauer of Underwood, N.D., and Allen Schauer of Wilton, N.D.; sisters-in-law Doris Wilson of Grand Junction, Colo., and Delores Wilson of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and numerous other relatives.

The funeral service took place Thursday, July 3 at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with visitation preceding the service from noon to 2 p.m. Pastor Orval Wirkkala conducted the service. Interment was at the church cemetery.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.