Marjorie K. Effle — Albert Lea

Funeral services for Marjorie K. Effle, of Albert Lea, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Father Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation will be held 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 the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center. She was 92 years of age.

Marjorie was born March 3, 1924, in St Charles, the daughter of Glenn and Florence (Raddatz) Sussex. She graduated from high school in Fulda, Minn. 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 more than 25 years at Interstate Power Company.

In her free time, Marjorie enjoyed reading, working the hard crossword puzzles, scrapbooking and 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, Wyo., Bob (Linda) Effle of Las Cruzes, N.M., Jim (Kathy) Effle of Rochester, and stepson Dan (Linda) Ford of Ocala, Fla. Grandchildren include Michelle (Jeff) Starr, Jennifer Harves, Aimee (Matt) Peterson, Megan (Brent) Bramstedt, Lauren, Caitlin 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, Abby and Jacob Wilson.

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