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1921 Marjorie 2018

Marjorie M. Gilster

April 6, 1921 — January 6, 2018

Marjorie Meta (Claussen) Gilster, 96, of Pender, Nebraska, died on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. Pastor Beverly Rautenberg-Panko will be officiating. The visitation will be Friday, January 12th, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The burial will be at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery south of Pender. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Margie was born April 6th, 1921 to Henry and Clara (Von Seggern) Claussen at her home. Margie attended a country school through the eighth grade. She married Glenn Gilster on September 8th, 1938 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Pender. They lived near Bancroft on a farm for one year, then moved northeast of Pender. In 1944, they settled on a farm southwest of Pender. The couple was blessed with two sons, Gary and Keith. Margie and Glenn moved to Pender in 1977. Margie liked to help Glenn with the chores, which included feeding the chickens and the livestock. She helped pick the corn by hand, while young Gary and Keith would sit on the front of the wagon and eat their lunch. The boys also remember enjoying the smell of fresh baked bread and cinnamon rolls as they walked down the lane coming home after school. Margie was a charter member of the C.C. Club which she joined in 1939. She also belonged to the St. Mark’s Ladies Circle and held several offices. Margie enjoyed papering and painting in homes around the Pender area with Lenora "Toots" Gilster. Glenn and Margie loved to dance, and they attended every ballroom in the area, including the Dutch Hall west of Pender, the Pender Legion Hall, the King’s Ballroom, the Howells Ballroom, and many others. The two also liked to travel. Margie had a great memory, and enjoyed visiting, attending her family's events, reading newspapers and working crossword puzzles. She was so proud of her family, and they loved her very much. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Flavian) Gilster of Pender, Nebraska; Keith (Erna) Gilster of Lincoln, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Taryn (Jon) Vanderford of Lincoln, Nebraska; Kyle (Jennifer) Gilster of Falls Church, Virginia; Shane (Lissette) Gilster of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Lara (Gilster) Duff of San Diego, California; six great-grandchildren, Jacob and Olivia Vanderford, Curran and Connor Gilster, and Maya and Anya Gilster; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Kinlund of Hooper, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews. Margie is preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Glenn on September 23rd, 2002; two brothers, Clifford (Marcella) Claussen, Vernon (Harriet) Claussen; two sisters, Audrey (Vernon) Frahm and Joyce Kinlund.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Pender

306 Norris Avenue, Pender, NE 68047

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Pender

306 Norris Avenue, Pender, NE 68047

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