Marjorie Schenck Dane, 91, peacefully reached the sunset of her life on Monday, July 25, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. Funeral services to celebrate Marjorie's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at First United Methodist Church, Iowa City, with the Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle officiating. Graveside committal will be 1 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be offered to the First United Methodist Church Foundation, Mercy Hospital Foundation, Oaknoll Foundation or Iowa City Community School District Foundation FBO Marjorie S. Dane Music Fund.
Marjorie was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Iowa City, the daughter of Dr. Walter Leslie and Ethel (Denton) Schenck. She was a 1942 graduate of City High School and later Brown's Business College. On Feb. 23, 1944, Marjorie married George R. Dane at her family's home on East College Street in Iowa City.
Marjorie was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school; PEO Chapter KZ, serving as past president; Johnson County Republican Women's Club, serving as past vice president; Johnson County Republican Headquarters, serving as secretary in 1964; YWCA, serving as past president; Reserve Officers Association for Ladies; Army Officers Wives; Mercy Hospital Guild with over 7.000 volunteer hours dating back to 1962; and a 4-H leader for West Lucas Whirlwinds.
Marjorie and George loved to travel, especially to visit relatives and friends. Marjorie was a longtime supporter of Iowa wrestling. She and George frequently traveled with the Hawkeye Area Wrestling Klub (HAWK).
Love of family was central to Marjorie's life. Marjorie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their athletic and music activities. She especially cherished the snuggles offered by all of her great-grandchildren. She and George took numerous road trips to visit extended family throughout the country.
Her family extends its deep gratitude to the Oaknoll caregivers and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics' physicians and staff for their compassionate care for Marjorie.
Marjorie is survived by her loving husband, George; their four children, Janet (Francis) Driscoll, Bob (Sue) Dane and Mary Jo Dane (David Morice, partner), all of Iowa City, and Bill (Annette) Dane of Urbandale; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Jane Driscoll; Brian (Megan) Driscoll, and their children, Harper, Kendall and Dane; Emily (Scott) Staples, and their son, Evan; Katy Dane; Dennis (Shannon) Dane, and their children, Ryan, Natalie and Audrey; Ellen (Chris) Young, and their children, Miles and Rocco; and Tristan (Tommy) Occhipinti; her sisters-in-law, Erica Schenck of Lakewood, Calif., and Kathy Schweer of Iowa City; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Mary Ethel Woolridge and Dorothy Olmore; her brother, Bob Schenck; sisters-in-law, Allie Dane and Sister Margaret Dane Hansen; and brothers-in-law, Clarence Woolridge, Arthur Olmore, John Dane and Ted Hansen.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.
Posted on Friday, 29 July 2016