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Marjorie Sakry

March 6, 1923 — July 14, 2023

Sherman, South Dakota

Marjorie Sakry

Marjorie Louise Sakry was born on March 6, 1923 to Charles and Elva (Vandersnick) Bonte in Geneseo, Illinois.  She was raised on a farm near Annawan and moved near Sherman, South Dakota when she was two years old.  She walked cross country to a country school in Rock County, Minnesota near their home and graduated from Garretson High School in 1941.  Marjorie met George Sakry while taking lunches to the threshing crew that he was on and began dating.  They married on Tuesday, October 31, 1944, while George was on leave from the United States Navy.  They traveled by train to St. Paul for their honeymoon, staying at the home of George's sister, Irene Hoye.  After the honeymoon, George and Marjorie moved to San Diego, California where George finished his tour of duty while Marjorie worked as a waitress.  After George's discharge they returned to the Sherman area and farmed until 1968.  Marjorie was a dedicated farm wife and remained on the farm until 2019 when she entered the care of the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone.  She passed away peacefully there on Friday, July 14, 2023 at the age of 100.

Marjorie will be remembered for her love of God, family, and farm, as well as her exceptional embroidery and crocheting skills.  She was ever inviting visitors to "not be a stranger" and always had delicious baked goods at the ready to welcome them.  Grandchildren knew they could always depend on Grandma's cookie jar and she helped teach many of them to play Kings in the Corners. Marjorie was a faithful fishing companion to George on their many trips and prepared countless meals and desserts for those who joined them.  She also loved to garden and canned many jars of food throughout her life.

Marjorie was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Garretson, South Dakota where she was a member of the Circle (Ladies Aid), taught CCD, and cleaned the church.  

She is lovingly remembered by her five children, Gary Sakry of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Duane (Sandy) Sakry of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, Joyce (Greg) Renneberg of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Jim (Janice) Sakry of Mesa, Arizona, and Paul (Lynn) Sakry of Crooks, South Dakota; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents, Elva and Charles Bonte, Sr.; brother, Charles Bonte, Jr.; and one great-granddaughter, Ariel Sakry.

Blessed be her memory! 

 

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