In memoriam of Marjorie Jean Strefling, 03/12/1925 - 12/01/2017

Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel

In memoriam of Marjorie Jean Strefling, 03/12/1925 - 12/01/2017

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Marjorie Jean Strefling, 92 of Baroda passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Market Street, St. Joseph, with Reverend Michael J. Roth officiating. Burial will be in New Troy Cemetery. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday at the church from 10 AM until the time of the service. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph. Online condolences accepted at

Marjorie was born March 12, 1925 in Buchanan the daughter of the late Clarence and Eva (Barber) Huss. On June 27, 1942 she married Emil Stanley Strefling and he preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2003. Marjorie and Emil owned a grocery store in Baroda, built homes for over 25 years, and she assisted her husband in their real estate office for over 50 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of St. Joseph.

Survivors include four children - Dr. Marlen (Sandy) S. Strefling, MD, Marlene (David) Christian, Amy (Michael) Gorske, and Jayme Leonelli; 12 grandchildren - Mark Strefling, Chris Strefling, Lisa Smith, Susan Strefling, Sarah Strefling, Jason Strefling, Katie Strefling, Nathan Christian, Daniel Christian, Heather Kaler, Bryan Phillippi, and Tom Leonelli; 18 great grandchildren; and a sister, Dixie (Richard) Martin.

Marjorie was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph; a granddaughter, Nannette; a son-in-law, Bernard Leonelli; a sister, Beverly Brockway; and two brothers, Floyd and Robert Huss.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, the Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman.

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