Marjorie Fieber

Marjorie Fieber, 98, of Madison passed away November 30 at the Madison Lutheran Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Weds., Dec. 4 at St. Michael’s Church, Madison with Father Brian Oestreih officiating the Mass. Visitation will be held at the Zahrbock funeral home in Madison after 4:00 p.m., Dec. 3 with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. with Sister Kay Fernholz.  Visitation will also be held in the church on Wednesday before the Mass.

Marjorie Helen Fieber was born July 8, 1921 to John and Isabella (Maier) Griep at the Long Prairie hospital. They lived in Long Prairie until 1924 then moved to Browerville until 1933 and then moved to Staple. She graduated from Staples High School in 1939. She attended St. Cloud Business school after high school. In her early teen’s she met Larry Westin at the Staples ice skating rink. He laced up her ice skates and they started dating. They dated all through high school and eventually were married on Feb. 12, 1941. Larry was in the Army Air Corp. at the time and was commissed to Europe when the war broke out at the end of 1941. They had been living in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Marge moved back to Staples to live with her parents. During their marriage they had four children, John, Jeffrey, Susan and Kenneth. After the war they lived in Staples where Larry worked for the railroad and Marge was a housewife. She also filled in as a bookkeeper on the railroad and later worked as secretary for the Principal at the Staples High School. In 1965, Marge and Larry took over the insurance agency that Marge’s father had started. Marge was active at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and especially the church circle. She liked playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and traveling. In July of 1976, Larry passed away after 35 years of marriage. Marge kept busy with a secretarial job at Goedker Realty in Staples. She eventually met Gerald Fieber and they were married on April 23, 1983 and moved to Madison. They were married for 36 years before Jerry passed away in August 2019. She made many friends in her new home of Madison and Jerry’s family made her feel at home. While in Madison she was active in the Catholic Aid, was a communion distributor and was a member of two bridge clubs. Some of her other activities included sewing, quilting and counted cross stitch. Marge was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She belong to a bowling league for many years. 

Marge is survived by her four children, John (Cleone) of Blaine, Jeff (Mary) of Yellville, AR, Sue (Jim) of Hibbing and Ken (Elaine) of Fredericksburg IA; seven grandchildren, Debbie and Lisa Westin, Jennifer (John) and Brian (Linda) Stark, Crystal Raehal, Angie (Scott) Mellick, and Alan (Shannon) Westin; six great-grandchildren, Barbara, Josh, Julian, Will, Lyndee and Emme; two step-daughters, Bernie (Mark) Schubert, Canby and Colette (Gery) Bruening, Caledonia; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Theresa (Lambert) Eischens, Granite Falls, Ruth Pearson, Staples, Arlene Skov, Motley and Orma Fieber, Goodwin S.D. and many nephews, nieces and cousins. 

She was preceeded in death by her first husband, Larry; second husband, Jerry and his two sons Duane and Kenny; four sisters, Esther Ludwig, Alyce Cain, June O’Neil, Audrey Zimmer, of Staples (who died the day before her sister) and their spouses; two brothers-in-law Charles and Robert and one sister-in-law, Lillian.

Arrangements by the Zahrbock Funeral Home, Madison. website:

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