Marjorie Sibigtroth


OHIO - Marjorie (Kessel) Sibigtroth, 91, of Ohio passed away July 23, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on July 29 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Gene Vincent officiating. Visitation was for one hour prior to the services with masks required and social distancing appreciated. Burial was at Restland Cemetery, Mendota.

Marjorie was born Feb. 19, 1929 in Ladd to Paul and Frances (Tones) Kessel. She married Edwin Sibigtroth on June 5, 1947 in Ladd. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Survivors include eight children, Linda Genore, Ralph (Diana) Sibigtroth, Virginia Orndorff, David (Merry) Sibigtroth, Michelle (Thomas) Steinkamp, Charles (Barbara) Sibigtroth, Richard (Nancy) Sibigtroth and Thomas (Karen) Sibigtroth; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert (Marge) Kessel and Ronald (Pat) Kessel.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Barbara Sibigtroth; four brothers; five sisters; and two sons-in-law, Thomas Genore and Eugene Orndorff.

Marjorie worked for many years as a stay at home mom, as a nurse’s aide at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton and then retired after 30 years of service with Borg Warner in Dixon. She was a member of Ohio Lutheran Church and Mendota VFW Ladies Auxiliary. During her retirement years she enjoyed gardening, knitting, visiting her family and watching her beloved Chicago Cubs.

Memorials may be directed to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, American Diabetes Association, American Kidney Foundation or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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