Marion Carol Wognum

Steger, Illinois

Mar 1, 1938 – Jul 4, 2017


March 1, 1938
July 4, 2017
Steger, Illinois


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Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Chapel - South Holland Obituary

Marion Carol Wognum, age 79, of South Holland, IL, passed away, peacefully, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Loving sister of Katharine (Dennis) Swanson and Barbara (George) Samojedny. Proud Aunt of 3 nephews and 2 nieces and several great nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her parents William and Agnes (nee Scott) Wognum. Memorial Visitation Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd St. (Rt.6/159th St.) South Holland, IL. A private family funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Matt Waterstone officiating. Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Elim Christian Services (13020 Central Ave. Palos Heights, IL 60463). Marion was a student at Thornton Township High School, graduated from the University of Illinois, and earned two masters degrees. She began teaching art at Thornridge High School in 1960. Marion was active in the Faculty Association, Credit Union, and student group Snowball. She served on the library board for the Village of South Holland for many years. Vacationing with her family in Wyoming was a long-standing tradition. Marion will be sadly missed by her family and friends. For further info please contact 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guest book at

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My deepest sympathy to Marion's family members. Marion was a wonderful trustee on my Library Board of Trustees in South Holland, while I was their Administrative Librarian. She was a joy to work with and there was no doubt about how much she cared for our South Holland Llibray. I will never forget her.

We are so sorry for your loss. Marion was a great person always kind and caring. We wish you our deepest condolences and wishes for internal peace. Marsha and John Vostal

Marion was my Jewelry teacher at Thornridge High School from 1971-1974. She has been a strong influence on my life spiritually and professionally. I have never forgotten her guidance.

So sorry to hear of Marion's passing.

Marion was such a wonderful person and great teacher. She was so full of life and energy...and always a smile and laugh at hand. It was a pleasure to work at Thornridge with someone who gave her all to her students and friends. It was nice to know that Marion got to spend her later years living life to the fullest, in particular her days in Wyoming (which she loved).
Please accept my thought and prayers concerning her passing. She was...