DeKALB – Marjorie L. Dumstorf, 82, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb.|
Born Aug. 24, 1930, in Oak Park, she was the daughter of Lewis and Mildred (Schorik) Klier.
Marjorie graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She first married William B. Goodrich and later her soulmate Theodore Dumstorf. She lived in DeKalb for nine years, moving here from Johnson City, Tenn.
She worked at the DeKalb Public Library for the past nine years, where she started Friends of the DeKalb Public Library back in 2002 and served as its vice president. The main fundraiser for Friends of the DeKalb Public Library is an annual book sale, of which she was the chief organizer. Marjorie loved the library and worked in all areas, including the adult circulation desk and children's circulation desk as well as a lot of behind-the-scenes work. She was loved by all patrons that frequented the library.
Survivors include: two daughters, Courtney (Ray) Weber of Cortland and Kimberley (Robert) Wylie of Decatur, Texas; four grandchildren, Travis Hiland, Angela Hiland, Jodi Hiland and Jason Hiland; and three great-grandchildren, Evan Akers, Nolan Akers and Connor Burdick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and father of her children William; and her husband and soulmate Ted.
Affirmation of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home at 310 Oak St. in DeKalb with Pastor Stephen Persson officiating. Cremation has taken place at Finch Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.ronanmoorefinch.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115; 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Jan. 17, 2013