In memoriam of Marjorie Krell, 06/22/1920 - 07/05/2018

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home

In memoriam of Marjorie Krell, 06/22/1920 - 07/05/2018

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Marjorie Krell, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away on July 5, 2018 at Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Coloma United Methodist Church with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorial donations in Marge's memory may be made to Grace Hospice or ASPCA. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the link on this page.

Marge was born on June 22, 1920 in Bangor, the daughter of Earl H. and M. Bernice (Mutchler) Merriman. She was a graduate of Bangor High School and Western Michigan College. She married Roland Krell of Coloma on July 21, 1946. Marge taught music and later fifth grade in Coloma Schools from 1946 until her retirement in 1978.

She shared her musical talent at several churches as choir director, piano accompanist and organist before and after retirement. Marge also enjoyed reading, sewing, collecting cardinal figurines, gardening, camping and many memorable vacations.

After retiring she and Roland moved from Coloma to Florida where she continued her music, volunteered at MANNA Food Assistance and baked dozens of cookies for church activities. She was a life member of Coloma Chapter of O.E.S.

Marge is survived by two daughters Mary (Erwin) Klug of Buchanan and Betty Krell of Coloma, two grandchildren Corine (Branden) Stewart of Odessa, Fla. and Andrew (Lyndsay) Klug of Buchanan, two great grandchildren Jackson and Claire Stewart. Marge loved her family and enjoyed entertaining.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roland, parents, and brothers Leslie and Carl Merriman. 

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