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Marjorie A. (Daniels) Takala

October 31, 1925 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 92)

Marjorie A. Takala passed away May 28, 2018 at her home in Ontonagon in the loving care of her family.

Marge was born October 31, 1925 at home on Diamond St. in Ontonagon, the daughter of Herbert & Beryl (Walker) Daniels.

She attended the Ontonagon schools, graduating in June of 1943. She was selected homecoming basketball queen by the community.

On November 11, 1943 she was united in marriage to her classmate Marvin W. Takala who was home on leave from the US Navy. To this union a son Gerald M. Takala was born at Gulfport Mississippi Naval Base & daughter Julienne in Ontonagon.

A life long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ontonagon, she loved serving her Lord being an active member of the altar society and also was a member of the Rachel Society where she held offices of treasurer and secretary.

For many years Margie house sat for various families and cared for their children. She also served on the Ontonagon County Jury Board from 1983 until 1999.

Her family was most important to her, where she enjoyed baking and taking care of her home, family and fishing with her husband Marv. Marge also enjoyed reading and was happy gardening in her yard. In her later years she enjoyed traveling with her daughter Julie.

Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents, beloved husband Marvin in 2010 and only brother Jerome and special cousin Arthur Hellert.

Surviving are her children Gerald (Molly) & daughter Julienne, her dearest friend. Also, grandchildren Michael (Karen) and Jonathan (Jessie) Takala, great grandchildren Nicholas and Morrigan Takala, Grayson and Bennett Takala and great-great granddaughter Esma Takala and numerous nieces, cousin and Alfred Hellert also survived.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Howard Neider officiating Saturday, June 2nd at 4 p.m., which was Margie’s favorite time of the day as she waited for her family to arrive home from work. Visitation will be from 2 until the time of the service at church. Burial wll be in the Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon.

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