Marjorie Anderson

The funeral services for Marjorie S. Anderson, 71, Dickinson, are at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at St. John Lutheran Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Steven D. Tangen officiating.

The funeral services for Marjorie S. Anderson, 71, Dickinson, are at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at St. John Lutheran Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Steven D. Tangen officiating.

Burial follows at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Reeder.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Marjorie passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson, after a four-year courageous battle with lung cancer.

Marjorie S. Anderson was born on Jan. 4, 1936, in Regent, to Gottlieb and Pauline (Oberlander) Schwartz.


She attended elementary school at Whetstone Elementary north of Reeder, secondary school at Reeder High School and college at Dickinson State Teachers College. She majored in physical education with minors in English and social studies.

She also had many post graduate studies at various North Dakota universities.

She married Roger V. Anderson in Reeder on Sept. 29, 1956. They moved to the family farm three miles east of Reeder while also attending college in Dickinson.

She started her teaching career in 1959 at Lake Park, Minn., while Roger was attending NDSU.

They then moved back to the farm where she continued her teaching career in Reeder and Scranton from 1960 to 1964. She also taught in Starkweather from 1966 to 1968 and in Belfield from 1970 to 1997.

After she retired from teaching, she moved to Dickinson, where she became an avid golfer. This also allowed her to be closer to family.

She was involved in numerous community activities.

In college at Dickinson State University, she was a member and officer of Alpha Sigma Alpha Honor Society, president of her junior class and member and officer of the student council.


At her church, she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the church council and a Ladies' Aide.

As a teacher, she was a founder and counselor of the Girls' Athletic Association at Reeder High School and senior class advisor and co-founder of the National Honor Society at Belfield High School.

After retirement, she was a board member and officer of the Heart River Ladies' Golf Association.

Marjorie is remembered most for her zest for life, her love of family and friends, her dedication to teaching students and her love of playing golf. She was a mentor, advisor, teacher, athlete and coach.

Even though she had cancer, she did not allow it to run her life. Her positive attitude was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Grateful for having shared her life are Roger, Dickinson; their three children, Marcie (Koger) Propst, Evergreen, Colo., Curtis (Robbie) Anderson, Parker, Colo., and Bradley (Tonya) Anderson, Parker, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Luke, Matt, Konnor and Zachary Propst, Nathan, Jaimie and Jessica Anderson and Kali Kisch; one great-granddaughter, Aspen Anderson; three brothers, Edward (Rozella) Schwartz, New England, Richard (Lois) Schwartz, Reeder, and Gary (Lynda) Schwartz, Reeder; four sisters, Dorothy Hoff, Dickinson, Darlene (Alton) Finck, Dickinson, Carol (Harry) Koppinger, Mandan, and Dianne Schwartz, Red Lodge, Mont.; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Schwartz, Scranton, and Nola (Gerry) Goode, Dickinson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Fred and Donald Schwartz; and one brother-in-law, Walter Hoff.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: Stevenson Funeral Home, 45 Fourth Ave W. Dickinson, N.D., 58601, or online at:


(Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)

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