Marjorie Wyckoff


Funeral Services for Marjorie (Burman) Wyckoff, 85, of Dickinson, formerly of Sentinel Butte will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Medora Community Center, Medora, ND, with Bernie Krebs officiating. 

Visitation for Marjorie will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with a prayer service taking place at 6:00 p.m.  Marjorie passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, surrounded by her sons.  Marjorie was born on April 3, 1935 at home northeast of Glendive, MT the daughter of Naaman and Dorothy (Bonner) Burman. Marjorie attended the Dobbin-Falk School, graduating from the eighth grade. Marjorie grew up on the Burman ranch northeast of Glendive and later on the Wyckoff ranch east of Sentinel Butte; where she resided until November 2019, upon entering St. Benedict’s Health Center.  Marjorie was always outside and had a love for horses, she enjoyed raising and training them. Marjorie worked along side her father Naaman on the Burman ranch and also at the Glendive Livestock Auction. It was through this connection to horses that she met her cowboy husband James Wyckoff. James and Marjorie were married September 28, 1963 in Glendive, MT. To this union, Tom and Dean were born. James and Marjorie lived in Medora for a short time and then moved to the Wyckoff ranch east of Sentinel Butte where they also raised cattle and horses. Marjorie brought along her beloved horse Trixie, who was by her side for 30 years. Marjorie was a hard worker, both on the ranch and as a homemaker. She was also a great cook and especially enjoyed baking cookies, pies, breads and cakes. Marjorie loved popcorn and had a special technique of making popcorn in a cast iron skillet. She passed on the love of popcorn to her sons and grandchildren. Marjorie was also a fan of Wrigley’s DoubleMint gum, she would always chew gum, even until her final days in the hospital.  Marjorie was a very kind and compassionate person and always wanted to help others. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved being with her sisters. One of her favorite things was to go “rummage saleing” with her sisters. The telephone was Majorie’s “social media” and she enjoyed calling her sisters every morning, if you tried to call her in the early morning you would get a frequent ‘busy signal’. Her pride and joy was the arrival of grandson Gabe and granddaughter Kaitlynn. She looked forward to their visits and spending time with them and making them goodies.  Marjorie was so proud of her family and is survived by her two sons, Tom (Lynn), Dickinson and Dean (Lisa), Medora; her two grandchildren Gabe Wyckoff and Kaitlynn Wyckoff; two sisters, Jean (Larry) Nistler and Judy Ann (Chuck) Kahl of Wibaux, MT; three brothers, Norman (Ginger) Burman and Marvin (Judy) of Glendive, MT and Ronald Burman of Wibaux, MT. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Ruby Miller of Creswell, Oregon, Phyllis Wyckoff and Loretta Wyckoff of Beach; lifelong best friend, Lois (Beeler) Smith of Beach; as well as several nieces and nephews.  Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents, Naaman and Dorothy (Bonner) Burman; her husband of fifty-six years, James Wyckoff (January 2020); her infant brother, Richard; her sister Fern Bacon and brothers-in-law, James Bacon, Don Wyckoff, Kenneth Wyckoff, Lyle Wyckoff and Dale Wyckoff.  The family is grateful for the loving and compassionate care that she received from the staff at Saint Benedict’s Health Center. Special thanks goes to Spiritual Director Bernie Krebs for his compassionate caring, guidance and support of Marjorie during the recent challenging times.  Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at:

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