Marjorie Duvall

IRON RIVER – Marjorie “Marge” Ruth Duvall, 93, of Iron River, died peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility where she had resided since 2006.

She was born Aug. 8, 1919, in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Solomon and Ruth (Johnson) Erickson. She attended the Iron Mountain Schools, graduating in 1934. She also attended North Park College in Chicago.

She married Elmer Duvall on Feb. 17, 1946, in Iron Mountain. The couple resided in Iron Mountain and moved to Iron River in 1957 when they purchased the Buchanan Funeral Home. Marge assisted her husband in the operation of the Duvall Funeral Home until their retirement on July 1, 1978.

Marge was an active member of the Grace Covenant Church, the Covenant Women, and the 20th Century Women’s Club, where she was president from 1961-1963. She loved to entertain by having friends over for dinner. She enjoyed cooking her Swedish dishes and took special pride in her rye bread, making several loaves to pass out to others.

Marge was also a dedicated caregiver to all her elder relatives. She also took in others when they needed a home, namely Henry Anderson and Steven Drake. Friends will remember her by her clean house and lawn mowing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer on May 4, 1991; and daughter, Ruth on May 2, 1980.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Blaise) Andreski of Crystal Falls; son, John (Lynn) Duvall of Little Chute, Wis.; six grandchildren, Joan’s children, Ben, Jenny and Hanna, and John’s children, Tim, Amy and Chris; four great-grandchildren, Ben’s sons, Alex and Sam, Jenny’s son Jax, and Amy’s daughter, Jacy.

Graveside services and interment will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River, with Rev. James Swanson to officiate.

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Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.