Marjorie Schwanke

Date of Death: Nov 11, 2021
Marjorie Schwanke

1932 - 2021

Marjorie Schwanke, 89, of Waupun, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Waupun Memorial Hospital.

Marge was born October 12, 1932 in Waupun, the daughter of Lester and Anna Freriks Hartgerink. Marge graduated from Waupun High School in 1950. She then attended Oshkosh Business College. On November 6, 1954 she married Eugene Schwanke in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Marge was employed by National Rivet and Manufacturing in the accounting department for 44 years. Marge was a member of First Reformed Church in Waupun.

Marge is survived by her husband, Eugene Schwanke of Waupun; a brother, Edward Hartgerink of Racine; sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Darlene Hartgerink; and a nephew, Bruce Hartgerink.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Marjorie Schwanke will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Barry Lang officiating.


Burial will take place at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Paul and Amy Henke Says: November 14, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Aunt Marge, may you rest in peace. We will miss you. Love always, Amy, Paul and family

  2. Janice Schyvinck Says: November 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Marge, you will be so missed! You were so special to me and my family. As my dad’s cousin, you and Gene attended so many of my home basketball games. So appreciated everything you did for family. God’s Blessings to Gene and your entire family. Until we meet again.

  3. Matthew Eisenhauer Says: November 17, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Gene and Marge, we were so lucky to have you in our lives, and we will always cherish the great memories. On a lighter note, Margie, your shaum tortes were famous and will be greatly missed!

  4. Dick Steinbach Says: November 17, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Eugene. I was sadden to hear of Marge’s passing. You certainly have my sympathy. I will always remember her as part of our “coffee gatherings” at McDonalds. God bless you and our memories.

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