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Marjorie M. Holtzer
Marjorie M. Holtzer
April 19, 1920 - August 08, 2007
Milan, IL

Visitation: 2:00 -5:00 p.m. Sunday August 12, 2007 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Monday August 13, 2007 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, IL
Interment: August 13, 2007 at Calvary Mausoleum, Rock Island, IL

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that you plant a tree in her memory and feed the birds.

She was born on April 19, 1920 in Arcardia, Nebraska to Clifford and Monna Freeman. She was the oldest of 4 children between the ages of 1 and 4 with 2 being a set of twins growing up in rural Nebraska during the depression. This fact, that she had to watch her brothers and keep them safe during such a hard and difficult time, led her to become the “no-nonsense protector of others” that we grew to know and love as mom, grandma, great-grandma and aunt Margie.

She married William E. Holtzer on February 17, 1945, at Camp Richie, Hagerstown, Md. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2002.

Marjorie worked many places during her life including Illinois Bell, Hauberg’s Civic Center, Moke’s Delight and the Hawthorne Irving School as a teachers aide. She was a member of the Rock Island and Moline Horticultural Society and Good Shepherd Church. She loved birds and enjoyed the time of the eagle watches along the river. She taught many of us to identify the birds and their calls. Her garden is what kept her going and loved to sit and enjoy the view from her porch.

In recent years Marjorie had lost most of her hearing, but now the birds are singing for her again.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Linda and William Cain, Morton, IL; son, Ted Holtzer, Rock Island; grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and Carlo Haifa, Moline, Jeffrey and Ann Neavor, Morton, IL, Alexis Holtzer, Rock Island; great grandchildren, Brittany and Alex Haifa and Erin and Emma Neavor.

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