Marjorie Kathryn Anderson, of Traverse City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the age of 88 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions with her family at her side. Marjorie was born in Rochester, Minnesota, to the late David and Minerva (Herr) Newcombe and raised in Acme.
She married Jack D. Anderson in Traverse City, and together they raised their family.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Reichhardt; granddaughter, Jennifer Kern; and dear friend, Kay Gavan.
Surviving Marjorie are her husband of 66 years, Jack; her children, Debra (Mark) Kosowski, Linda (Edward) Kern, Connie (Steven) Holland, Kathryn (James) Kosniewski and Jeffrey (Susan) Anderson; her nephews, Thomas (Cindy) Reichhardt and John (Carol) Reichhardt; grandchildren, Jarard Anderson, Stephan Anderson, Jessica Holland, Kathryn Thurston (Holland), Janice Brown (Kern), Jason Kern, Lisa Kosniewski, Matthew Kosniewski, Kara Kosowski and Kristin Newton (Kosowski); great-grandchildren, Molly, Spencer, Grace, Jaxxon, Caden and Ethan; lifelong friend, Charlotte Stevens; and many other family members and friends.
Marge and her family spent many years downstate before returning to Traverse City to live. She retired as a travel advisor for AAA of Michigan Ann Arbor Branch.
She enjoyed traveling, camping, flower gardening, water aerobics, playing cards, winter trips to Florida, many family gatherings and time with her friends.
Marge was a member of the Traverse Bay United Methodist Church. She was an active reunion committee member for the Traverse City Central High School Class of '47 and recently celebrated her 70th class reunion. Marge was an initiator of Acme reunions for several years and enjoyed keeping in touch with many old friends. She enjoyed a large circle of friends her entire life.
A visitation will be held today, Aug. 23, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at the Traverse Bay United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., with a visitation held one hour prior. The Rev. Kathryn Snedeker will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Traverse Bay Methodist Church (www.traversebaychurch.org) or SISU (Challenged Child), PO Box 5758, Gainesville, GA 30504 (www.mysisu.org).
Kindly share thoughts with Marjorie's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on August 23, 2017