Marjorie Effle, 1924-2016

Published 9:35 am Friday, May 6, 2016

Funeral services for Marjorie K. Effle of Albert Lea will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery.

Marjorie died Thursday, May 5, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 92.

Marjorie Effle

Marjorie Effle

Marjorie was born March 3, 1924, in St. Charles, the daughter of Glenn and Florence (Raddatz) Sussex. She graduated from high school in Fulda. She was united in marriage to Cletus Effle, and they made their home in Albert Lea. Together they spent much time traveling the country visiting friends and family. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church and was employed for over 25 years at Interstate Power Co.

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In her free time Marjorie enjoyed reading, working hard crossword puzzles, scrapbooking and taking trips to the casino. She loved emailing friends and family, but the love of her life was the time spent with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite saying was “always be grateful”.

Marjorie is survived by her children Jill (Butch) Harves of Albert Lea; Michael Effle of Pavilion, Wyoming; Bob (Linda) Effle of Las Cruzes, New Mexico; Jim (Kathy) Effle of Rochester; and stepson Dan (Linda) Ford of Ocala, Florida. Grandchildren include Michelle (Jeff) Starr, Jennifer Harves, Aimee (Matt) Peterson, Megan (Brent) Bramstedt, Lauren, Kaitlin and Shannon Effle, Ryan Effle, Erin (Scott) Spritzer, Tena Lee, Melanie (George) Forwert and Tammy Wilson. Great-grandchildren include Anna, Jack Starr, Andrew, Austin and Kate Peterson, Jameson Spritzer, Andrew and Alex Forwert and Abby and Jacob Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletus; stepdaughter, Janine Jamison; and stepson, Jan Ford.