Marjorie (Marge) Jean (Sutherland) Mohrhardt went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours on Thursday January 31, 2019, East Lansing, MI at the age of 92. Marge was ahead of her time. A graduate of Woodland High School in 1945, she worked at various jobs and attended business college. From a line worker at the Lake Odessa Canning Factory, an office worker at Diamond REO, a reporter for the Sunfield Sentinel reporting on the Dow area news and events, a tailor for Dick Butler, an Avon Representative, and an executive secretary for the State of Michigan Licensing and Regulation, she was a hardworking and industrious individual. She made lifelong friends where ever she went.
As hard working as she was, she had time for family, friends and fun. She loved music. She met the love of her life while she was singing on the Lansing Show Boat. Later she sang with a barber shop choir. She enjoyed gardening and was active in the Sunfield Garden club. She had a rose garden that was the envy of the neighborhood. Her greatest love was her family. Her greatest joy was her four daughters and their families. An excellent cook and hostess, Marge was involved in every family get together, birthday party and holiday celebration. She enjoyed camping when the kids were young and traveling when the nest was empty. She enjoyed a good party. From throwing parties to being an active participant to and active observer, she was always up to a get together.
Marge was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Edward Mohrhardt Jr., parents, Clifford and Mary (Starr) Sutherland, her siblings Madelyn, Morris, Neil, Robert, Marilyn and her son in law David Rapin. She is survived by her brother Thomas Sutherland. She leaves behind her family, Theresa (John) Swanson, Kristina (James) Abbey, Edie (Jerry) Dunne, Caroline Rapin. She had 7 grand kids Brian (Brooke) Abbey, Elissa (David) Douglas, Jerry (Melissa) Dunne, Jr. Michelle Dunne, Michael Rapin (fiancé Kelly Gruber) Douglas Rapin, Rebecca Rapin (Sam Szczesny). She also had 7 great grandchildren, Kameron, Preston and Harper Abbey, James Douglas, Owen and Finn Dunne, and Noah Dickenson.
A Memorial service for Marge will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Saint Casimir Church in Lansing, MI. Visitation will be one hour prior to memorial service with lunch to follow.
Please visit a special page created for Marjorie to light a candle or leave a condolence for the family: www.RosierFuneralHome.com The family has entrusted the arrangements to the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.
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