Marjorie Sugden, age 92, died on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Our House in Richland Center. Marjorie was born January 25, 1921 on a farm just beyond Richland Center in the area known as Brush Creek, the daughter of Fred and Christine (Miller) Johnson. Marjorie graduated from Richland Center High School and from the Richland County Normal School. She began her teaching in one room schools, including Fish School, Soules Creek School, Hillside and Neptune Schools. She was united in marriage with Roy E. Sugden on June 1, 1944. While farming and raising their family together, Marjorie enjoyed tending a large vegetable garden, and preserving the harvest. She was a talented artist, which is evident in her carvings and paintings. She returned to teaching and was the first grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary and later at Lincoln Elementary, where she also served as Principal. Roy preceded her in death in 1979.
Survivors include her children: Roy G. Sugden of Holmen, WI, Connie Sugden of Stillwater, MN, Three grandchildren: Lisa (Dan) Altreuter of Holmen, WI, Tanya (Chad) La Fleur of Holmen, WI, Rob (Lynette) Sugden of Cedar Falls, IA, Six great grandchildren:
Michael and Matthew Altreuter, Janae and Jayda La Fleur, Caden and Ella Sugden, One sister: Alice Sudgen, Many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marjorie was further preceded in death by her daughter Maryl, and her brothers Blaine and Vivian Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Gary Norman will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family of Marjorie M. Sugden.