Marjorie Mae Cook

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Marjorie Mae Cook, 91, of Marquette, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Marjorie was born June 22, 1927 to Raymond Henry and Winifred (Boyle) Fields. When Marjorie was a child, she rode a sled downhill in Marquette, off the bench and walked to school. She graduated from Marquette High School in 1945.

Marjorie was united in marriage with John “Jack” Francis Loetz in 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church, in McGregor. He first asked her to marry him in 1946, but she declined. After the death of Jack, Marjorie was united in marriage with James Edward Cook in November 1981. Throughout the years, Marjorie worked for Bell Telephone in Dubuque, as a bank teller at Central State Bank and also for the post office in Decorah. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Marjorie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her favorite things to do was get ice cream at the Hudson Bakery in Prairie du Chien and then take a drive up to Pikes Peak to look for deer. She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Marjorie is survived by her sister, Betty (Don) Schott of Savanna, Ill.; daughter, Kathleen (Phil) Schubert of Guttenberg; two sons, Gregory Loetz of La Crosse, Wis. and Michael (Colleen) Loetz of Cherokee; two step-daughters, Denise (Don) Hargarten of EWA, Hawaii and Margaret Cook of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jason (Jessie) Schubert of Monona, Jessica (Michael) Goltz of Monona, David (Devin) Loetz of Parkersburg, Matthew Loetz of Ft. Collins, Colo. and Nicole (Jake) Glassmaker of Meriden; eight great-grandchildren, Jayde and Jordan Schubert, Hunter and Noah Goltz, Parker and Kinzie Glassmaker and Summer and Emily Loetz; five step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Virginia Fortier; and brothers-in-law, Marlin (Margaret) Cook and Clarence Cook.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husbands, John “Jack” Loetz and James Edward Cook; parents, Raymond and Winifred Fields; sister, Barbara Cook; brother-in-law, William Cook; and sister-in-law, Joann Brooks.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in McGregor, with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the celebrant. There was a one-hour visitation before mass at the church.

Burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, McGregor.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor is helping the family with arrangements.

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