Marjorie Jividen

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Marjorie Jividen

Marjorie Arnold Jividen, 97, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Whispering Creek Retirement Community in Sioux City.

Marjorie Lake was born on Oct. 23, 1924 in Lake Benton, Minnesota to Eldon and Ellen (Easton) Lake. She grew up in Merrill and graduated from Merrill High School in 1941. She then moved to Washington State where she worked at McChord Air Base & Labor and Industries in Olympia, Washington.

She was united in marriage to Marion Arnold on Nov. 22, 1946, and they were blessed with two children: Mark and Marlynn. Marion died on Sept. 25, 1978.

Marjorie moved back to Iowa and worked at North American Manufacturing Company for 20 years and American Family Insurance Company for 10 years. Marjorie was united in marriage to Leo Jividen on April 8, 1978. She retired in 1990. Marjorie and Leo enjoyed traveling and visiting their family and friends.

Marjorie was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wesleyan Service Guild, Golden Years Club, Mature Citizens Club, Crimson Dolls, and the Class of 1941 Club.

Marjorie is survived by her son, Mark (Jane) Arnold of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Marlynn (Jack) Kirk of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter-in-law, Marsha Jividen; step-daughter, Janet Beedle; sister-in-law, Alice Conway; seven grandchildren: Stacy (Troy) Dempster, Jessica Arnold, Michael Stevens, Adam Stevens, Jennifer (Rory) Jackson, Jessica (Nick) Fischer, and Ben (Abbey) Jividen; thirteen great grandchildren; brothers: Don (Dolores) Lake and Stan (Lorraine) Lake and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Marion Arnold; second husband, Leo Jividen; step-son, Michael Jividen; step-daughter, Judy Coppi and sister-in-law, Joyce Lake.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Lisa Millen from the Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill, will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Merrill.

Visitation with the family present will be from 2 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through