In memory of
Marjorie E. Walters
In memory of
Marjorie E. Walters
Walters , Marjorie E. 3/1/1923 - 11/18/2020 Walters (nee Anderson), Marjorie Elsie, born March 1st , 1923 in Superior WI, passed peacefully away at the home of her son, Jim, with family at her side on November 18th , 2020. Pre-deceased by her parents, Ralph A. Anderson and Bertha Gunderson, her brothers Raymond, Noble and Donald Anderson, her husband, Alfred E. Walters, her son-in-law, Roger Jacobs, her step-grandson, Ryan (Trisha) Minnaar and many other much-loved in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and their spouses. Leaving to mourn are her six children, daughters Carol Minnaar (Fred) and Kathleen McKay (Donald) and sons Edward (Maureen), Robert (Beverly), James (Melba) and Lance (Lynn) Walters; grandchildren Heidi (Chris), Laura (Chad), Al, Heather (Steve),Trevor (Stephanie), Ryan, Sean (Anna), Cameron (Jeannette), Neil (Rebecca), Kirsten, Julia, Andrea (Gordon), Alex (Paige), Amanda, Katelyn (Joe), Marcel, Leslie and Owen; and great-grandchildren Megan, Nathan, Benjamin, Tyler, Hailey, Cassie, Kylee, Kelsie, Ela, Mya, Mona, Anderson, Felix, Charlotte, Eleanor, Octavia, Gwenevieve, Ned, Daisy and Lincoln; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren Nathan (jane), Rachel, Makayla, Michael, Will, Meghan, and Jaelyn and many dear friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and loving in-laws. Marge loved her family and extended family, and they loved her back. She was the glue that held these families together despite the distances that she travelled to visit, the number of relatives she temporarily sheltered, or the time spent telephoning or writing cards to them. Marge led a fulfilled life, but it was marred first by the death of her mother when she was 12 years old, and later, when it was turned upside down by the accidental death of her husband, Al, leaving her with three children still at home. Starting after her children were school-aged and continuing for several decades, Marge was active in several capacities and organizations at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Ypsilanti. Later in life, Marge received overdue recognition for her contributions to the war effort as a genuine Rosie the Riveter during WW II. Marge started at Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant when aircraft #33 was rolling down the line, and she was one of the last employees on the floor when the plant shut its doors at war's end, having worked on the construction of thousands of B-24 Liberator aircraft. Until recently, Marge participated in activities of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. She was often interviewed as a local spokesperson for the Rosie's and once was featured in a television documentary. Marge took pride in her service to her country during the war and her achievements as a Rosie that modeled successful and important contributions of women in the workforce. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI and will be followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23rd, 2020. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are expected to wear masks and observe social distancing. Donations in Marge's memory may be made to the St. John's Roman Catholic Church, the Willow Run Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Ass'n, or savethebomberplant.org .
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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In memory of
Marjorie E. Walters
Walters , Marjorie E. 3/1/1923 - 11/18/2020 Walters (nee Anderson), Marjorie Elsie, born March 1st , 1923 in Superior WI, passed peacefully away at the home of her son, Jim, with family at her side on November 18th , 2020. Pre-deceased by her parents, Ralph A. Anderson and Bertha Gunderson, her brothers Raymond, Noble and Donald Anderson, her husband, Alfred E. Walters, her son-in-law, Roger Jacobs, her step-grandson, Ryan (Trisha) Minnaar and many other much-loved in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and their spouses. Leaving to mourn are her six children, daughters Carol Minnaar (Fred) and Kathleen McKay (Donald) and sons Edward (Maureen), Robert (Beverly), James (Melba) and Lance (Lynn) Walters; grandchildren Heidi (Chris), Laura (Chad), Al, Heather (Steve),Trevor (Stephanie), Ryan, Sean (Anna), Cameron (Jeannette), Neil (Rebecca), Kirsten, Julia, Andrea (Gordon), Alex (Paige), Amanda, Katelyn (Joe), Marcel, Leslie and Owen; and great-grandchildren Megan, Nathan, Benjamin, Tyler, Hailey, Cassie, Kylee, Kelsie, Ela, Mya, Mona, Anderson, Felix, Charlotte, Eleanor, Octavia, Gwenevieve, Ned, Daisy and Lincoln; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren Nathan (jane), Rachel, Makayla, Michael, Will, Meghan, and Jaelyn and many dear friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and loving in-laws. Marge loved her family and extended family, and they loved her back. She was the glue that held these families together despite the distances that she travelled to visit, the number of relatives she temporarily sheltered, or the time spent telephoning or writing cards to them. Marge led a fulfilled life, but it was marred first by the death of her mother when she was 12 years old, and later, when it was turned upside down by the accidental death of her husband, Al, leaving her with three children still at home. Starting after her children were school-aged and continuing for several decades, Marge was active in several capacities and organizations at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Ypsilanti. Later in life, Marge received overdue recognition for her contributions to the war effort as a genuine Rosie the Riveter during WW II. Marge started at Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant when aircraft #33 was rolling down the line, and she was one of the last employees on the floor when the plant shut its doors at war's end, having worked on the construction of thousands of B-24 Liberator aircraft. Until recently, Marge participated in activities of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. She was often interviewed as a local spokesperson for the Rosie's and once was featured in a television documentary. Marge took pride in her service to her country during the war and her achievements as a Rosie that modeled successful and important contributions of women in the workforce. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI and will be followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23rd, 2020. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are expected to wear masks and observe social distancing. Donations in Marge's memory may be made to the St. John's Roman Catholic Church, the Willow Run Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Ass'n, or savethebomberplant.org .
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Janowiak Funeral Home Inc. - Ypsilanti
320 N. Washington
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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