MICHIANA — Marjorie Louise Royce died of natural causes in Michiana, Michigan, on January 14, 2021, with her son Bob and niece Laura Cole at her side.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 19, 1922, Marjorie died just short of her 99th birthday. She followed her mother Rita as clerk and treasurer for the Village of Michiana. Then she worked for stretches of many years in deputy positions at New Buffalo Township, Michiana, and Grand Beach until the age of 95 in 2017.
She married Robert Fredrick Royce having followed him to Ann Arbor where her sister was living. After Robert graduated from the University of Michigan in 1945, they were married and celebrated more than 50 anniversaries before his death in 1999. She and Robert had two children — daughter Robin Louise Royce Pszczola and son Robert Paul Royce. Robin died in 2016. Marjorie is survived by her son, who lives in Michiana, and her son-in-law John Pszczola who lives in Chicago.
She was the middle of five siblings born to LeRoy and Rita Cole, all who preceded her in death.
Marjorie was kind, generous, and forever keeping her self busy with knitting, cross stitching, cooking, baking cookies, and a long list of other activities. She celebrated the births of babies to family and friends with cross stitched samplers. Marjorie also honored family with cross-stitched Scrabble patterns of their names. All her creations were made with a perfectionist's attention to detail. Her family and friends will continue to be warmed by hand knit sweaters, afghans, baby blankets and her memory.
In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make a donation to Shriner’s Hospital, Doctors Without Borders, or UNICEF. If you wish to leave the family a message of condolence you may do so atnHYPERLINK "http://www.sommerfeldchapel.com" www.sommerfeldchapel.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.