Marilyn Jean Pfitzenmaier
1929 - 2021
The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52807

Marilyn Jean (Rome) Pfitzenmaier

October 6, 1929-April 23, 2021

AMES-Marilyn Jean (Rome) Pfitzenmaier, 91, formerly of Bettendorf, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Marilyn was born October 6, 1929, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the daughter of Eugene C. and Leona (Fries) Rome. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1947 and was united in marriage to Raymond W. Pfitzenmaier on June 17, 1950. Marilyn will be remembered for her cheerful smiles, never-ending kindness, compassionate concern for others, and unconditional love. She lived out her faith moment by moment, serving as peacemaker, encourager, and friend. She will be missed greatly by all those whose lives she touched.

Marilyn is survived by her five children and spouses: Karen Fitzgerald, Chicago, Illinois; Diane (Tom) Abshire, Atlanta, Georgia; Sally (Steve) Hennager, Ames, Iowa; Glenn (Debi) Pfitzenmaier, San Antonio, Texas; and Paul (Jill) Pfitzenmaier, Pella, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and spouses: Teresa (Roxanne) Fitzgerald-Wilcox, Patrick (Lindsey) Fitzgerald, Jonathan (Jennifer) Abshire, Erin (Benjamin) Wills, Matthew (Drea) Abshire, Emily (Kevin) DeVries, Mark (Kristen Sinicariello) Hennager, Aaron Pfitzenmaier, Sonya Pfitzenmaier, Shelby (Preston) Hoye, and Molly Pfitzenmaier; 14 great-grandchildren: Nicholas Marion; Henry, George, Lucy, and Benjamin Fitzgerald; Jack, Isla, Samuel, and Claire Abshire; Beatrix and Asa Wills; Liam Abshire; and Cora and Tessa DeVries; sister, Beverly Labate, Lansdale, Pennsylvania; brother, Gary (Sue) Rome, Davenport; and sister-in-law Donna Rome, Bettendorf. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Eugene C. Rome, Jr. Memorials may be made to either of the following Christian networks which encouraged and enriched Marilyn's life: TCT (Tri-State Christian Television),, or TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network),

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Published by Quad-City Times on Apr. 27, 2021.
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The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
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Diane, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I still have memories of her hanging out clothes in your backyard on Arlington. I'm sure it was nice to be a bit closer to her while living in Milwaukee. Sending hugs and sympathy,
Kevin and Anne Case
April 29, 2021
We were neighbors until I was 9 years old and she was 12, and remember the year someone gave me a box of chocolate covered cherries for my birthday. Marilyn, aka Bootsie, and another friend ate the whole box because I did not like them. And, yes, they were both sick the rest of the day. Bootsie was instrumental in me going to Zion Lutheran Church for which I have always been grateful.
Marlis Johnson Landreth
April 27, 2021