Marjorie Dunfee, 95

Marjorie Ann Dunfee, 95, residing in Mishawaka, passed away at 3:44 P.M. Monday, May 28, 2018 at her residence, The Hearth. She was born Feb. 25, 1923, in LaFontaine, to the late Glenn H. and Fairy L. Forrester.

They moved to South Bend in 1926 and Marge graduated from Central High School in 1940 and the South Bend College of Commerce in 1942.

On June 15, 1946, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in South Bend, as Marjorie Forrester, she married James H. Dunfee Sr. whom she met while she was employed as an executive secretary at The Studebaker Corporation. He preceded her in death in 1997 after 51 years of marriage.

Jim and Marge had two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who survive.

Daughter Lynn (Bill) Watson of Wabash, and grandson Chad (Amy) and great-grandchildren Ross, Ryan, Hayley, and Zachery and son Jim (Pam) Dunfee Jr. of Elkhart, and grandchildren Beau, Alexandra, and McCormick and great-granddaughter Ruby Dunfee.

Marge worked for 21 years as office manager for R.W. Dunfee Interiors in South Bend.

She was a longtime member of Morris Park Country Club, South Bend Elks No.235, and Sunnyside Presbyterian Church.

Marge loved golf, reading, cooking, bridge, shopping expeditions, and many summers living at the long-time family lake cottage at Sister Lakes, Mich.

In 1986, Jim and Marge retired and moved to Port Richey, Fla., until Marge returned to the South Bend/Mishawaka area in 2001 to live out her life. Grandma Marge will be missed by all who knew her.

Per Marge's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. There will be a private graveside service conducted by Barbara Wirt from Sunnyside Presbyterian Church and it will be held at a later date. The Dunfee family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Ms. Catherine Washington for her care, concern and love during Marge's final days.

Memorial contributions in remembrance of Marge may be made to Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St., South Bend, IN 46617 and Heartto Heart Hospice, 620 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka IN 46545

Posted on 2018 Jun 05