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Marjorie Collen

September 12, 1929 — March 7, 2015

Marjorie J. Collen, 85, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton. Marjorie's wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Pastor Arhiana Shek will officiate. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries & condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Marjorie June Lambert, daughter of Arthur and Frances (Selim) Lambert was born on September 12, 1929, on a farm northwest of Dayton. She attended schools in Burnside and Lanyon.

On May 8, 1948, Marjorie was united in marriage to Donald Collen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple operated a farm at Gowrie and then moved to a farm northeast of Dayton. For many years Marjorie operated a sewing business from her home northeast of Dayton. Don and Marjorie moved into Dayton in May of 2004.

Marjorie belonged to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton, ELCW, Dayton Women's Club. She loved quilt retreats and she made many quilts.

Survivors include her children, Bette (Ron) Jolliffe of Huxley, Iowa, Steven (Kay) Collen, Debra (Norm) Vegors, and Kerry (Coleen) Collen all of Dayton, Iowa, and Kevin (Colette) Collen of Garner, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Lambert of Coon Rapids, Minnesota and Chuck Lambert of Harcourt, Iowa; three sisters, Geneva Hiveley of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Bonnie Youngdale of Webster City, Iowa and Maxine Worrall of Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 63 years, Donald in October of 2011; two brothers, Gary and Dennis Lambert.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, March 15, 2015

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration Of Life

Monday, March 16, 2015

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, March 16, 2015

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Dayton Cemetery

, Dayton, IA 50530

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