Marjorie Adeline Fryer, 96, of rural Freeport, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Graceland Manor in Monroe, WI. Marjorie was born on October 4, 1921 in Buckeye Township, Stephenson County, to Richard C. and Esther (Kuehl) Reuber. She attended Orangeville rural schools. On December 23, 1941, Marjorie and Dale D. Fryer were united in marriage in Freeport. Prior to marriage, she worked as a housemaid in Freeport. After Dale finished his World War II military obligations, they lived in the rural Orangeville area. In 1950, they moved to their farm, where they ran a dairy together for the next 25 years. She lived the role of a dairy farmer's wife and homemaker-a great cook, especially homemade pie! In 1976, they built their retirement home on the farm. After Dale's death in 1986, Marjorie continued to live in their home. She enjoyed her large garden and yard, and growing her many varieties of flowers. Much canning was done every year from her bountiful harvests. Marjorie was a member of the Orangeville United Methodist Church and Orangeville United Methodist Women. For many years, she was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir. She canned pickles for the church bazaar and helped the church quilting ladies stitch many quilts over the years. Marjorie was also a member of the Orangeville Senior Citizens.
Marjorie is survived by her children, a daughter, Charlotte (Kurt) Schilling of Orangeville, a son, Dennis (Janice) Fryer of Freeport, a sister, Arlene (David) Brown of Lanark, four grandchildren, Jaclyn (Glenn) Perry of Oregon, WI, Ericka Schilling of Orangeville, Deanna (Sean) Bockstadter of St. Charles, IL, Jason (Theresa) Schilling of Aurora, IL, and seven great-grandchildren, Brody and Arianna Bockstadter, Margaret, Alfred, Charlotte, and Christopher Schilling, and Colin Perry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a grandson, her sister Evelyn Reuber, sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Earl Hartman, niece Susan Dash and nephew E. Duane Hartman.
Marjorie's family would like to thank the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home and Graceland Manor of Monroe for their wonderful care.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 24, from 5-7:00 PM at the Cramer-Leamon Funeral Home in Orangeville.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 25, at 11:00 AM at the Orangeville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Judy Sherk officiating with a visitation at 10:00 AM until time of services.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leamonfh.com.
Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Keith & Rae Helland
Dear Dennis & Janice, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Keep the good thoughts of her with you all the time. I remember her as my Sunday School teacher so long ago. Wish I could go back sometimes. Will be thinking of you both.