Marjorie Ann Roder, 67, of Remsen, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a two-year battle with cancer.
Marjorie Ann Roder was born May 4, 1936, at Hospers, the daugher of Michael and Florence (Penning) Block. When a young child, she moved with her family to near Ashton where she received her education until the 8th grade at St. Mary's Catholic School in Ashton. She then helped her father on the farm and was not able to attend high school. On Aug. 25, 1955, she married Albert H. Roder at Ashton. They made their home in Alton, for two years where their first son, Lynn, was born. In Nov. 1957 they moved to near Ashton where they were engaged in farming. In 1988 they moved to near Remsen to care for Albert's parents.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and church Guild, Catholic Daughters of America, all of Remsen.
Survivors include her husband, Albert of Remsen; six sons, Lynn and his wife, Karen, Allen and his wife, Myrna, Kenneth and his wife, Donna all of Ashton, Stanley and his wife, Rita, of Dillon, Mont., Randal and his fiancée, Lori Meyer, both of Sheldon, Gary and his wife, Beth, of Black River Falls, Wis.; four daughters and their husbands, Jolene and Clark Zahrt of Spencer, Diane and Kevin White of Peterson, Nancy and Rod Dobney of Walker, Janet and Doug Sorenson of Breda; a former daughter-in-law, Threse Roder of Sioux City; 26 grandchildren; four brothers and their wives, Irvin and Judy Block of Ashton, Arnold and Midge Block of Rochester, Minn., Gerald and Mary Jo Block of Sheldon, Howard and Sue Block of Johnston; two sisters and their husbands, Jeanette and Frank Roetzel of Spirit Lake, Loretta and Jim Kohles of Yankton, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rosella Block.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johsnon, Msgr. Nicholas J. Ruba and the Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen.
Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, with a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Casketbearers were Lynn Roder, Allen Roder, Stanley Roder, Randal Roder, Gary Roder and Kenneth Roder.