Marjorie Anna Scheiding

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI. – Marjorie Anna Scheiding, age 84, of 1110 County Road GGG, Ishpeming Township, entered eternal life Saturday morning, October 26, 2013, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility, Ishpeming, with her loving family and the caring staff at her side.

Marjorie was born February 23, 1929 in Germfask, daughter of Clarence E. and Lela Jennie (Stevenson) Thomas, and was raised in Germfask and attended school there. In 1948, she married John W. Scheiding in Munising and the couple made their first home in Newberry before moving to Marquette in 1952. Marjorie loved being a homemaker, caring for her family and raising her children. After their six children had grown, Marjorie was employed in the housekeeping department at Marquette General Hospital for ten years. As her family grew with the addition of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she delighted in the love and attention that she shared with them. Her other interests centered on her pleasure in writing poetry having several published, a fondness for karaoke, enjoyment of county western music, dancing, and was known to walk for miles.

She loved clothes and was a talented seamstress who kept up with the latest fashions right until the time she lost her quality of life due to Parkinson and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Judy (Sam) Fry of Ishpeming, Linda (Dale) DePetro of Traverse City, and Cheryl (Bill) Quayle of Naperville, IL; and her sons, Bill Scheiding of Marquette and Ron Scheiding of Negaunee; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson with yet another great-grandson soon to arrive. She is also survived by her sisters, Alice (Chuck) Lipford of Onalaska, WI, Theresa (Harvey) Ekdahl of Manistique, Patricia (William) Shoemaker of Coldwater, MI; sister-in-law, Jeanette Thomas of Marquette; and brothers, Norman (Kathy) Thomas of Naperville, IL and Stephen Thomas of Barronett, WI.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1994; beloved son, Greg in 2010; and siblings, Ruth Thomas, Emma Martin, Lola Rosenthal, and Eugene, James, and Clarence Thomas.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 30, beginning at 10:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon with Rev. Jeff Johnson as celebrant. Marjorie’s grandchildren will serve as escorts. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Marquette County in Marge’s name so that someday we may have a world without Alzheimer’s.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at