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Marjorie Morrison

June 1, 1918 — November 25, 2019

Ortonville, MN

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City, SD. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery. Pastor Barbara McKewin will officiate.  Music will be provided by Roger Goosen, organist and Kim Klancke, vocalist.

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Marjorie Adell Morrison was welcomed into heaven on November 25, 2019, and we are certain she heard. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Marjorie was born on June 1, 1918, in Piapot, Saskatchewan. She was the daughter of Herman and Antonia (Klages) Thymian.  She was born to be a teacher.  She received her elementary education in one room schools in Todd County and Correll, MN. She graduated from Correll High School and from Teacher’s Training Department at Ortonville, MN. At the age of 53, Marjorie received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Life Certificate in Education from the University of Morris in 1972.

Marjorie taught in rural schools in Becker and Big Stone Counties and in the cities of Milan and Odessa.  She loved teaching her students and they loved her as well!

Marjorie was a quiet, strong, and steady anchor for her family.  She loved reading, traveling, and playing the piano and organ. She took many trips with her grandchildren to various parts of the United States including Alaska and traveled to Great Britain as well.  She also loved to bake. Her cinnamon rolls and ginger snaps delivered during the lunch hour were a common treat for those at Kevin’s shop and she always baked a birthday cake for each one of them.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Colleen (Karl) Backstrand of Ortonville, MN; Bonnie (Bud) Hans of Lake Havasu, AZ; and Thomas (Judy) Morrison of Harlowton, MT; nine grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Herman and Antonia; brothers: Roy and Donald Thymian; sister, Viola Running; and grandson, Paul Hans.

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