Marjorie J. VanHyfte, 89, of Annawan passed away with the Grace and Dignity she always displayed in life, with her son Rodger and his partner James by her side Saturday, May 18 at Unity Trinity Rock Island, IL. A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan, IL. Rev. Mark Miller will celebrate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson. Visitation for Marjorie will be from 4-7 pm on Monday at Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson, IL where the rosary will be recited at 3:30pm. Memorials may be left to the Marjorie VanHyfte memorial fund.
Marjorie was born on June 29, 1923 in Annawan, IL, the daughter of Henry and Augusta (Mariman) DeGerengel. She was united in marriage to Marvin F. VanHyfte. Marvin preceded her in death in 1992. Marjorie had been a sales associate 28 years at Four Season in Downtown Geneseo. She also, along with her husband Marvin farmed in rural Annawan for many years and proud to still be living on the family farm. She also worked many years at Guild’s Drug Store in Annawan, IL.
Marjorie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Annawan as well as the Altar and Rosary Society. She also taught CCD classes at Sacred Heart. She enjoyed her violets, doing housekeeping, her clock collection, raising her children, and spending time with her grandchildren. Recently she also enjoyed travelling.
She is survived by 1 son: Rodger VanHyfte and his partner James Turilli, East Moline; 2 daughters: Barbara VanHyfte, Moline, and Bernadine VanHyfte and her husband Chuck Schrader, Geneseo; 3 grandchildren: Christine VanHyfte, Cynthia VanHyfte, and Noah Schrader.
She was preceded by her parents, her husband Marvin, and 1 son Robert VanHyfte.