Marjorie Marie (Paulsen) Lewis
Marjorie Marie (Paulsen) Lewis, age 88, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Amber Ridge Assisted Living in Moline, IL. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 8th, at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Rock Island, IL. Visitation for Marjorie will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Geneseo Friends of the Library, or the charity of your choice in honor of Marjorie.
Marjorie was born on February 23, 1929, in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Henry and Gabrielle (Holevoet) Paulsen. She attended Country School for primary education and graduated from Geneseo High School in 1946. She was united in marriage Nov. 2, 1947 to Ralph G. Lewis in Geneseo, IL. He preceded her in death on Jan 23, 1999. Marjorie enjoyed gardening, walking, drawing, quilting, needle crafts, reading, and traveling. She very much loved her St. Malachy church community, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors are her children, Richard (Sue) Lewis, Marcia (David) Everett, Karl Lewis, and Gina (Joseph) Massop. Her grandchildren are Michael (Gayle) Lewis, Donna (Jim) Brady, Gabrielle Lewis, Nick Lewis, Lindsey (Eric) DeWall, and Stacey (Troy) House. Marjorie is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Brynn, Zach, Lauren, Katie, Audrey, June and Eli, her sister Louise (Ivan) Wildemuth, brother Albert (Anne) Paulsen, and friend Dathan Kerber.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Gabrielle (Holevoet) Bergdahl, Henry Paulsen, husband Ralph Lewis, sister Elaine Turner, and grandson Timmy.