Marjorie M. Fichter, 91, of Shenandoah and formerly of Farragut and Imogene, entered into peace on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Elm Heights/Parkcrest Care Center in Shenandoah. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Nishna Valley Funeral Home in Shenandoah with Pastor Don Buttry officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation and viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday evening (12/20/18) at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Randolph, Iowa Cemetery next to her husband Allen. Memorials are being directed to the Marjorie M. Fichter Memorial Fund.
Marjorie Mae (Bergman) Fichter, daughter of Allen Florence and Edna Mae (Crocker) Bergman, was born on May 29, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She entered into peace on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Elm Heights/Parkcrest Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 91 years, 6 months, 16 days.
Her early life started in David City, Nebraska, where she lived until the age of 2. The family then moved to Nodaway, Iowa, and at the age of 14 moved to a farm south of Corning, Iowa. Marjorie attended Corning High School, graduating with the Class of 1945. Following high school, she attended the Jennie Edmundson School of Nursing, as a cadet in the WWII nursing program and graduated with the Class of 1948.
On December 12, 1948, Marjorie was united in marriage to Allen Edgar Fichter in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Following their marriage they moved to a farm near Randolph, Iowa, later moving to a farm near Strahan, Iowa, before settling on a farm near Imogene where they farmed for over 30 years before retiring and moving into Farragut, Iowa.
Over the years, Marjorie worked as an RN at Hand Hospital and also at Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah in addition to being a homemaker and farmwife. She was a member of the Farragut Methodist Church and part of the UMW, United Methodist Women. She was also active in the Garden Club, Good Sam RV Club, American Red Cross and the Dancing Grannies. In her spare time Marjorie enjoyed crocheting, quilting, family travel and wintering in Texas at Orange Grove RV Park.
Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents; husband, Allen E. Fichter; daughter, Marilyn Kay Fichter; son-in-law, Wes Benedict; brother, John Bergman; sister, Lois Roach; and brother-in-law, Fred Roach. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Richard Fichter and wife Sue of Council Bluffs, IA, David Fichter and wife Lisa of Cedar Rapids, IA, Holly Benedict and special friend Justin Oliver of Omaha, NE and Tom Fichter and wife Terry of Shenandoah, IA; 12 grandchildren, Becky Smith and husband Adam of Zebulon, NC, Randy Fichter and wife Megan of Modale, IA, Kristy Fichter and Ben Fichter, both of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jay Benedict and wife Annette of Storm Lake, IA, Thea Bryan and husband Aaron of Omaha, NE, Anthony Fichter and fiancé Nicki of Des Moines, IA, Matthew Fichter of Des Moines, IA, Emily Fichter and fiancé Jay of Des Moines, IA, Ryan Garcia, Anthony Garcia and wife Rachelle and Anjel Fields and husband Phil, all of Omaha, NE; 10 great grandchildren, Ryan, Lexi, Skylar, Mason, Elias, Abigail, Aryanna, Emma, Bailey and Oliver; other relatives and many friends.