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In Memory of Marjorie Wilgren


1:00 - 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI

Funeral Services

2:00PM on Sunday, September 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Hudson

Marjorie Ann (O’Hara) Wilgren, passed away on September 15, 2018, while in a memory home in Hudson WI. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota on January 9, 1937, to “Lu” Leonore Lucille (Kuyava) O’Hara and Raymond Patrick O’Hara Sr., both preceding her in death. Marjorie’s long hard battle against Alzheimer’s disease has ended and she is now at peace.

Marjorie was a 1955 graduate of Denfeld High School, Duluth, MN. In 1958 she married the love of her life, Rodney Toivo Wilgren at Saint Clements Church, Duluth, MN. Rodney preceded her in death in 1998.

Marjorie had an incredible talent for sewing and made many beautiful articles of clothing for herself and her children. She crafted handsewn designs for her home. For nearly 30 years, she was a member of the Saint Croix County, Woods N Hills, Homemakers Club, taking this charge to heart, she worked hard to make her house a home. She enjoyed spending time on the water more than anything else. Brighton Beach on Lake Superior was one of her favorite and most frequently visited places. Marjorie was an avid bowler and belonged to several teams, perhaps the most memorable, Hansen’s House of Phones. She joined St. Patrick Parish in 1977 when the family moved to Hudson. She participated in many church activities including; choir, food shelf, funeral lunches, and bookkeeping. The camaraderie she found while joining in was extremely important to her. She cherished friendships. Duluth friends, Carol Plummer, JoAnn Armbrust Johnson, and Virginia Loefflemacher share more than 75 years of friendships with her.

Marjorie was employed as a bank teller for over twelve years at the State Bank in Hudson. She spent many years before that as a cashier at Erickson’s grocery store. She found great satisfaction in knowing as many people as possible from the community.

Marjorie was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and took great pride in her role as wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Wilgren (Clyne), Dean Clyne (son-in-law), granddaughter Rachel (Wilgren) Boelke, Nathan (grandson-in-law), Josh, Ella and Lilja (great-grandchildren); son Wayne Wilgren, Karyn Kollitz Wilgren (former-daughter-in-law), grandchildren Jon and Anna; sister Kathy (O’Hara) Dennis, Scott Dennis (brother-in-law) and their children Ken, Steven and Andrea; Barbara (Kuras) O’Hara (sister-in-law), and her children Tom, Nancy, Kim and Sandra. Preceding her in death was her older brother Raymond Patrick O’Hara married to Barbara.

Memorial Service for Marjorie will be at 2:00PM on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI; with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in the Willow River Cemetery. Lunch will follow after the burial. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI.

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    • Marge will always be in our memories. Our friendship with her and Rod, Betty, Bill and fellow Ericksonites will always be back when life was good.
      She was a beautiful and caring woman! Love and Condolences to the family she left behind!!
      Jerry and Gaye Frye

    • Wilgren Family,

      I am so very sorry to learn of Marge’s passing. My parents had many wonderful times with both Rod and Marge. I will always remember her as such a kind, caring and thoughtful person.

      Deepest sympathies to you.
      Amy Derr

    • Dear Wilgren family:
      We send you our condolences as you remember and celebrate the life of Marjorie. She seems to have lived a full and rich life surrounded by her family, meaningful work, social engagement, church activity, and a variety of fun activities. May she rest in peace and may your fond memories sustain you in the months and years ahead.

      Bridgette and Tom Preston
      Portland, OR