Marjorie E. Walters
1923 - 2020
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Walters , Marjorie E. 3/1/1923 - 11/18/2020 Walters (nee Anderson), Marjorie Elsie, born March 1st , 1923 in Superior WI, passed peacefully away at the home of her son, Jim, with family at her side on November 18th , 2020. Pre-deceased by her parents, Ralph A. Anderson and Bertha Gunderson, her brothers Raymond, Noble and Donald Anderson, her husband, Alfred E. Walters, her son-in-law, Roger Jacobs, her step-grandson, Ryan (Trisha) Minnaar and many other much-loved in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and their spouses. Leaving to mourn are her six children, daughters Carol Minnaar (Fred) and Kathleen McKay (Donald) and sons Edward (Maureen), Robert (Beverly), James (Melba) and Lance (Lynn) Walters; grandchildren Heidi (Chris), Laura (Chad), Al, Heather (Steve),Trevor (Stephanie), Ryan, Sean (Anna), Cameron (Jeannette), Neil (Rebecca), Kirsten, Julia, Andrea (Gordon), Alex (Paige), Amanda, Katelyn (Joe), Marcel, Leslie and Owen; and great-grandchildren Megan, Nathan, Benjamin, Tyler, Hailey, Cassie, Kylee, Kelsie, Ela, Mya, Mona, Anderson, Felix, Charlotte, Eleanor, Octavia, Gwenevieve, Ned, Daisy and Lincoln; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren Nathan (jane), Rachel, Makayla, Michael, Will, Meghan, and Jaelyn and many dear friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and loving in-laws. Marge loved her family and extended family, and they loved her back. She was the glue that held these families together despite the distances that she travelled to visit, the number of relatives she temporarily sheltered, or the time spent telephoning or writing cards to them. Marge led a fulfilled life, but it was marred first by the death of her mother when she was 12 years old, and later, when it was turned upside down by the accidental death of her husband, Al, leaving her with three children still at home. Starting after her children were school-aged and continuing for several decades, Marge was active in several capacities and organizations at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Ypsilanti. Later in life, Marge received overdue recognition for her contributions to the war effort as a genuine Rosie the Riveter during WW II. Marge started at Ford's Willow Run Bomber Plant when aircraft #33 was rolling down the line, and she was one of the last employees on the floor when the plant shut its doors at war's end, having worked on the construction of thousands of B-24 Liberator aircraft. Until recently, Marge participated in activities of the American Rosie the Riveter Association. She was often interviewed as a local spokesperson for the Rosie's and once was featured in a television documentary. Marge took pride in her service to her country during the war and her achievements as a Rosie that modeled successful and important contributions of women in the workforce. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Gathering Space of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI and will be followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23rd, 2020. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendees are expected to wear masks and observe social distancing. Donations in Marge's memory may be made to the St. John's Roman Catholic Church, the Willow Run Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Ass'n, or

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Published in Ann Arbor News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
Marge, you were such an inspiration to so many of us at St Johns.
May the angels carry you to Paradise. I know my Uncle Ken Bobicz will have the coffeepot on for you upon arrival.
Judith Salyer
November 23, 2020
My wife and I worked, as Realtors with Coldwell Banker, with Marj back in the 90's with the listing of properties owned by she and Al (along sometimes with Emily Greene and Walter & Emily Patchak - what great people they all were). She was so gracious and kind. She was a great businesswoman, too. Every time I see a Walters H&C truck, I think of her with fond memories. Our sympathies to her family.
Tom & Kathy Messner
November 23, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bob & Lyn Ehrman
November 23, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy to all the Family. Marge was a Beautiful Lady! Enjoyed all the times we got together, playing cards, etc. She will be greatly missed! You are all in My Thoughts and Prayers!
Helen Denoyer
November 23, 2020
In loving memory of Mrs. Walters, her smile and laughter were infectious! It makes me smile knowing that her and my Mom had so many wonderful adventures together!
Kathy Anderson (LaVoie)
November 21, 2020
So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She will always be remembered as our Aunt Marge. Love her smile and she was always so kind and giving. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Love Sally Nimitz ( Richard)
Sally Nimitz
November 21, 2020
Marge was always so amazing and supportive. When we joined the Church and Curtis started the path to Diaconate, she was one who welcomed and encouraged us along the way. I will miss her so much. Her bright smile and caring nature was such a gift. Rest in peace Marge. The world is a better place because you were here.
Sarah & Curtis Scholl
November 20, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Marge was a dear friend and loved by all who knew her. In recent years we enjoyed our coffee times after morning mass at St. John's. So grateful to have known her!
Al & Jan Rudisill
November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020
God rest her soul. She was a great friend to many.
Ed/Martha skrzypczak
November 20, 2020
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Janowiak Funeral Home, Inc.
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