Marjorie Tieskotter

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:47 pm

Marjorie Tieskotter, 94, of Decorah, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah, with Rev. Dave Sorenson and Rev. Charis Combs-Lay  officiating. Organist was Kathy Murray. Soloist was Don DiLaura (“On Eagles’ Wings” and “The Old Rugged Cross”). Hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Honorary casket bearers were Marjorie’s great-grandchildren: Matt Dillman, Josh Dillman, Emily Dillman, Gabe Dillman, Taylor Latham, Emma Day, Noah Hoffman, Noel Hoffman, Caleb Hoffman, Isaac Hoffman, Jory Hoffman, Oliver Hoffman, Andraya Shipman and Layton Shipman. Casket bearers were Harlan Palmer, James Peterson, Paul Farley, Zachary Hoffman, James Palmer and Jacob Hoffman. Interment was at Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah.

Marjorie J. (Peterson) Tieskotter was born Dec. 13, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Hattie (Dinger) Peterson in Canoe Township, rural Decorah. Marjorie attended rural country schools in Pleasant Township.  She worked at Decorah Produce and cleaned homes. She was united in marriage to Irvin Tieskotter Oct. 18, 1941, in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., by Rev. Norbert Miller. Marjorie also was the bookkeeper for the family business, Tieskotter Oil, for 40 plus years. Marjorie enjoyed playing cards, embroidering, fishing and visiting with family and friends.  She was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church, the Ladies Circle and the VFW Auxiliary.

Marjorie is survived by her four children: Shirley (Jay) Usgaard, Des Moines; Carolyn Walter, Grinnell; Marcia (James) Hoffman, Perry; and Bill (friend, Barb Mahr) Tieskotter, Decorah; along with seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Tim) Dillman, Susan (Greg) Shipman, Traci Walter Latham, Kelli (Darrin) Day, Zachary (Danielle) Hoffman, Jacob (Bridgette) Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman; 14 great-grandchildren: Matt Dillman, Josh Dillman, Emily Dillman, Gabe Dillman, Taylor Latham, Emma Day, Noah Hoffman, Noel Hoffman, Caleb Hoffman, Isaac Hoffman, Jory Hoffman, Oliver Hoffman, Andraya Shipman and Layton Shipman; two sisters, Eunice Dillman, Des Moines and Frances (Bill) Byrnes, Waukon; one sister-in-law, Vi Palmer, Decorah.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Hattie (Dinger) Peterson; her husband, Irvin Tieskotter, in Nov. 1990; one son-in-law, Bill Walter; one sister, in infancy; one brother, Leo (Della) Peterson; one sister, Arleen (Bob) Hanson; brothers-in-law, Jake Dillman, Clair Palmer and Ed (Arletta) Tieskotter; sister-in-law, Rosie (Olger) Rosendahl.

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