Marjorie Sternitzke, age 86, of Good Thunder, MN, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 after a battle with cancer at home with her husband of 66 years by her side. Stanley stayed a faithful and loving husband to Marjorie while taking care of her until the end.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church, Good Thunder. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Please join us for fellowship in the church basement following the service. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Lyra Cemetery, Good Thunder. Northview – North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marjorie June, the daughter of Herman and Gertrude (Kietzer) Ikier, was born on June 12, 1937 in Truman. She attended country school until 8th grade and furthered her education and graduated from Garden City High School in 1956. Marjorie received the Betty Crocker award for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow sponsored by General Mills. She was a skilled and proper homemaker until her stroke in the spring of 2019. Marjorie was united in marriage to Stanley on May 12, 1957 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Vernon Center. She had great faith in God and the church and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Good Thunder. Marjorie enjoyed homemaking, flower gardening, being outdoors, horses, bird watching - especially cardinals, puzzles, reading, listening to music, and watching the Minnesota Vikings.
She is survived by husband, Stan Sternitzke; son, David (Tracy) Sternitzke; daughter, Nancy Etherington (significant other, Kirk Parsons); grandchildren, Amber (Tyler) Hughes, Jason Sternitzke (significant other, Cassie Giefer and her son, Wyatt), Vanessa (Brandon) Birr, and Damion Etherington; great grandchildren, Braelyn Birr and Aria Birr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dean Ikier; and parents in law, Herman and Helen Sternitzke.
Marjorie’s family would like to thank Mayo Hospice, Good Thunder Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and Pastor Rudy Maurer for his home visits.