Marjorie Ann Messenger, 71, of Marinette, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was born June 17, 1942 in Marinette to Howard C. Baker and Elsie (Haines) Baker.
Marjorie spent the greater part of her life in Marinette and was a graduate of Marinette High School, a cheerleader in high school and a Badger Girls State Representative. She married Peter P. Messenger in St. Anthony Church, Marinette, on August 15, 1959. She had been employed from 1983 until 1993 by the former H.C. Prange Co. and later worked as a medical receptionist for Bay Area Medical Center from 1993 until 2003. Over the years she had been a Brownie Troop leader, a member of AFS, a committee member and parent sponsor for UP Olympics and a foster parent. Marjorie was a devoted mother and grandmother, supporting her family in all of their activities and especially enjoyed attending family sporting events. She loved the outdoors and time she spent with her family at the cabin. She was a member of Holy Family Parish.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Peter; their four children: Dan (Patti) of Green Bay, Linda of Fond du Lac, Mike (Coree) and Jeff both of Green Bay; eight grandchildren: Reilly Connaher, Brady Connaher, Carly Messenger, Jack Messenger, Sam Messenger, Ben Messenger, Ella Messenger and Nate Messenger; and one sister, Mary Lou Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Baker.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette, on Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St., by the Reverend Joseph Dorner.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Marjorie's name has been established for Rainbow House.
Marjorie's family extends a special thank you to Marquette General Home Health and Hospice for the exceptional care they provided.