Marjorie Hatch

Marjorie E. Hatch (nee: Footitt), age 98, of Hudson, WI, passed away on April 7, 2016 at Hudson Hospital.

Marjorie was born in Carrington, ND on July 19, 1917, the daughter of John and Martha (Janke) Footitt. When she was two years old, her family moved to Grass Range, MT to stake homestead claim. Following her father’s passing in 1921, the family moved back to Carrington and in 1931, she moved to Glenfield, ND, where she graduated from High School in 1935. After her graduation, she began Trinity Hospital Nurses Training in Jamestown, ND and graduated in 1939 as a Registered Nurse. In the same year, she moved to St. Paul, MN, where she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital for 12 years.

On June 22, 1940, she was united in marriage to William Hatch Jr. in Fergus Falls, MN. In 1951, their family moved to Hudson, WI, and in 1959 she began working at Hudson Memorial Hospital. After 42 years of surgical nursing, she retired in 2001.

Aside from her career, she was an active parishioner at the Presbyterian Church in Hudson for over 45 years, passionately decorating the church’s altar for religious observances. She also loved working in her garden, tending to her flowers, playing the organ, and loved to crotchet. In her later years, she enjoyed a good casino run.

She is survived by her children: William (Georgia) Hatch III of Hudson, WI, Eric (Judy) Hatch of Woodbury, MN, Allyson (David) Harrington of Hudson, WI, and Brian (Patricia) Hatch of River Falls, WI; 8 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, William; one grandson, Bobby Hatch; and three siblings.

Memorial Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St, Hudson, with a gathering held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson.


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