Marjorie J. (DeGerengel) VanHyfte

Born: Fri., Jun. 29, 1923
Died: Sat., May 18, 2013


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May. 20, 2013
Location: Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Atkinson


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., May 21, 2013
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church


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Marjorie J. VanHyfte, 89, of Annawan passed away with the Grace and Dignity she always displayed in life, with her son Rodger and his partner James by her side Saturday, May 18 at Unity Trinity Rock Island, IL.  A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan, IL.  Rev. Mark Miller will celebrate.  Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson.  Visitation for Marjorie will be from 4-7 pm on Monday at Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson, IL where the rosary will be recited at 3:30pm.  Memorials may be left to the Marjorie VanHyfte memorial fund.

Marjorie was born on June 29, 1923 in Annawan, IL, the daughter of Henry and Augusta (Mariman) DeGerengel.  She was united in marriage to Marvin F. VanHyfte.  Marvin preceded her in death in 1992.  Marjorie had been a sales associate 28 years at Four Season in Downtown Geneseo.  She also, along with her husband Marvin farmed in rural Annawan for many years and proud to still be living on the family farm.  She also worked many years at Guild’s Drug Store in Annawan, IL.

Marjorie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Annawan as well as the Altar and Rosary Society.  She also taught CCD classes at Sacred Heart.  She enjoyed her violets, doing housekeeping, her clock collection, raising her children, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Recently she also enjoyed travelling.

She is survived by 1 son: Rodger VanHyfte and his partner James Turilli, East Moline; 2 daughters:  Barbara VanHyfte, Moline, and Bernadine VanHyfte and her husband Chuck Schrader, Geneseo; 3 grandchildren: Christine VanHyfte, Cynthia VanHyfte, and Noah Schrader.

She was preceded by her parents, her husband Marvin, and 1 son Robert VanHyfte.

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Lorraine Wancket
   Posted Sat May 18, 2013
My condolences to the family. I thought a lot of Marjorie. I'll miss seeing her. Bernadine you especially. My prayers.

Darrell & Carolyn Oldfield
   Posted Sat May 18, 2013
Dear Bernadine and all the family. Our deepest sympathy. Your Mom was quite a lady. Prayers are with you.

Diana Holbrook
   Posted Sat May 18, 2013
I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Marjorie at Four Seasons. She was always kind and a true lady. She touched many lives.

Diana Holbrook

Rob and Heather Thompson
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Barb, We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Cherish the memories of the last couple of years that you two spend enjoying each others company in Hawaii.

Joyce Pickard
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
I always enjoyed having dinner with Marjorie and Barb. Marjorie was an inspiration when she was still able to work at the dress shop even at an advanced age. I always looked her up to give me advice. She was fortunate to have four wonderful children to take care of her. I know Barb spent many hours taking Marjorie to the wound care clinic to get her leg healed. I know the girls enjoyed going to Annawan to church with her.

John and Diane Lawrence
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Roger and family
Your mother was a special person I have fond memories of her when I was growing up you are in our thoughts and prayers
John and Diane lawrence

Joan Bailot
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Rodger my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother.She so enjoyed her last year with you and Jim. She shared her thoughts of love with me and said what a loving son you have always been. We will miss her not being with us. God Bless you. Joan Bailot

Joan Bailot
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Rodger my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mother.She so enjoyed her last year with you and Jim. She shared her thoughts of love with me and said what a loving son you have always been. We will miss her not being with us. God Bless you. Joan Bailot

Mary Gassman
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Barb and family,

Mahalo for the memories. You were quite the trooper on Big Island-Thurston Lava Tube,Air tour, Lu'au , lunches,pool,hanging out. Had fun. Aloha Marjorie.

Love, Mary

Barb
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Rodger and Jim ;
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much Marjorie was looking forward to moving in with you and Jimmy. How wonderful that the two of you said yes so freely. You were good sons to her and brought her much joy.
Your never leaving her side the last difficult week and all the tender care you showed your mother this last year when she was so sad was an inspiration to all of us that had the pleasure to share your company.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and Jimmy.
Barb

James Thompson
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Barb, sorry to hear of your loss. Though I did not know your mother personally, I can only imagine she was as great as the children she has raised. Please accept my condolences, and a prayer for your mother and brother Robert (Bob) for they will always be remembered.

Mary Wassell
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Bernadine, Barb and Rodger,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family on the passing of your mother. Hold close to your hearts all of the wonderful memories you have of good times spent together. It is those memories that will help you through the difficult days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,

The Wassell's

Mike and Mary, Mike and Jenny, Jon and Tommy

Max and Carrie McCaw
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Rodger and Bernadine,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was blessed with a wonderful family and lived a full life. She will live on in all those she touched throughout her life and through all that her children and grandchildren continue to do. She raised quality people whom we are proud to call friends. We pray for peace and strength for you.
Love Carrie and Max

Mike Terrill
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Rodger,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike

Fr. Timothy Sauppé
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Eternal rest grant unto her, O LORD, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace!

Brendan Young
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Rodger,

Jim and I are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You have our condolences in your loss.

Sincerely,
Brendan

frank and sharon gripp
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013

so sorry to hear the loss of your Mother. She looked so fragile in church a week ago Sun. and missed her this week. We will miss you guys sitting in front of us in church. She was a very beautiful, classy lady and I know you were very proud of her.Your family has our sincere condolences. Frank and Sharon

Marilyn Thompson, Kewanee, IL
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
My sincere sympathy to the family. It was always a pleasant experience to have her help me at The Four Seasons. She was an example to all in her faith.

Jeff Sonnenburg
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Rodger and Jimmy:

In between tears for your loss, I have many smiles and even chuckles of joy of the brief time recently I got to share with your mom with you two. It was so much fun to be with you all at the country club for dinner and how you included both families in that Easter celebration. Marjorie was so cute picking out her dress with Rodger and being such a sweetheart sharing with everyone. I still laugh with joy how much she loved to share and talk with you two, especially Jimmy at times, and how we got to joking "I could be riding in the trunk and they wouldn't notice." She was so much fun to spend time with.

Rodger, I think it was so totally Christian how many times you took her to mass with you. That is unfortunately so unusual these days but means so much both to our loved ones and our Lord and Savior. I also know how many times you would race up there to her to respond to her needs, check on her or just get her something she wanted. You have a special place in Heaven next to her for that.

I know it meant the world to her in most recent times that you both were so unconditional about wanting her to come stay with you if needed to be safe and well. That is true family and she must have felt so very loved that she was wanted that much by her son(s). Being cared for that special by some takes any pain away from any who don't. Having you and Jimmy there right next to her day and night as she passed must have wrapped her tight in love and peace into the hands of angels.

For the last few days I keep seeing the memory I have of her looking up at me with face turned and out of the corner of her eyes with a huge smile and twinkle in her eyes and some quick wit. She was so special, so much fun to be with and I am so blessed to have gotten to know her the little I did. May God bless you and all of those who cared for her.

Your friend,
Jeff Sonnenburg

Connie O'Hern
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Bernadine & Chuck --- I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You were a wonderful daughter and son-in-law to her and I know how proud she was of you. Noah was an extra special blessing in her life, as children teach us how to live and love. I am sure she is happy to be with your Dad and brother again. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family too -- Barb, Rodger, & Jimmy. Love and hugs! Connie

Carol Lawrence
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Love you all, Carol and Jack

Len and Deb Franks
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She always had a friendly smile and kind word for everyone. I know she will be truly missed but her spirit will live on in her wonderful family.

Pat n Peg McCauley
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Rodger & Bernadine,
We're sad learning about the death of Mom. Your family is in our prayers. You have another angel up in heaven watching over you.

Friends,
Peg n Pat McCauley

Sue
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Bernadine - So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a very pleasant lady and
I always enjoyed taking her for her drive. My prayers are with you. God bless.

Richard Grommon
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Roger and Jim,
My thoughts and prayers are sent your way. I will continue to keep you both close to my heart, and in my prayers.
Warm hugs Richard

Linda Wolf
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
So sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing. She was a true gem and I enjoyed the many hours we spent together at Four Seasons. Sorry I was unable to attend her visitation but please know you are in my prayers always. Linda

Carla Specht
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
Bernadine, Chuck, and Rodger,
God's blessings to you all as you say goodbye to your dear mother. She always had a smile on her face and kind words to say.
Carla Specht

Christy and Ralf Enemark
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
Rodger My dear friend, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so glad your mom visited with me in the hospital last August! What a nice chat we had. I always thought she was such a grand lady. Your Dad and her are now back together with Bob. Always know you and your family were a bright spot in my life! Love Christy

Jean Pritchard
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
To the family:

Although I do not know you personally, I want to share my heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your mother. I always asked for her to help me when I went into Four Seasons, and we had many a great chat - from fashion to farming! Such a lovely, lovely, woman. May the Holy Spirit comfort you at this sad time. We all are better for knowing her.

Sharon Michaelsen
   Posted Wed May 22, 2013
Dear Friends,

A lovely, lovely lady has left this earth, but her spirit will remain. Blessings to all of you, and may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Michelle Hess
   Posted Fri May 24, 2013
Dear Bernadine,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories you have of your Mother.

Sincerely,

Michelle Hess

Nick and Norma Simon
   Posted Wed May 29, 2013
You have our sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. Norma and Nick

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