Marjorie Jean Rastede age 94 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel, Nebraska.
A prayer service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Concord, Nebraska with the Rev. William Bertrand officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will be at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 2-3:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel, Nebraska.
Marjorie Jean Rastede was born on March 23, 1928 in Wakefield, Nebraska to Clarence and Helen (Olson) Pearson. Marge was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield, NE. Marge attended school at Allen and Rose Hill Country School. She graduated from Allen High School in 1945. She taught in Country Schools for 3 years. Marge was united in marriage to Clarence Rastede on June 6, 1948 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Concord, Nebraska. Marge was the organist at St. Paul for several years and also a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aide. Marge and Clarence lived and farmed east of Concord for 45 years and moved to Laurel in 1993. Marge enjoyed their many vacations to Arizona and many other traveling adventures. Marge enjoyed card games with neighbors and friends and always loved visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marjorie is survived by six children and spouses Nancy (Mike) Ptacek of Mt. Vernon, WA, Barbara Escher of Scottsdale, AZ, Jon (Valerie) Rastede of Ashland, MO, Rex Rastede & Madonna Tanderup of Concord, NE, Lesa Rastede (Thurman James) of Martinez, CA, Loree (Jerry) Echtenkamp of Wayne, NE; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother Jim (Maureen) Pearson of Lincoln, NE, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clarence in 1998; two sisters Alice (Verdel) Erwin, and Arlene “Suzie” (Marlin) Johnson; brother Dean (Neva) Pearson; nephew Tom Erwin.
Memorials are suggested to be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church P.O. Box 44 Concord, NE 68728.