Marjorie Josephine (Shadle) Erstad
Erstad, Marjorie Josephine (Shadle) age 89, of Edina, passed away on June 6, 2023. Predeceased by husband Owen Erstad, parents Ivan and Paula (Mersch), brother Ivan Jr., sister Kathryn, brother-in-law Alfred Fowler, and brother-in-law Frank Pickard. Survived by son David (Teri), daughter Donna (Paul Provost), grandchildren Kara, Brianna (Lance Cox), Sam and Ben, and great-grandchildren Zander and Connor, brothers Jim and Larry (Joan), sister-in-law Vanita Shadle, sister-in-law Joan Pickard. Born January 9, 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa. Marge earned a BA in Elementary Education from Iowa State Teachers College. She moved to Minnesota to teach in St. Louis Park. She met the love of her life, Owen, at a church social in 1960 and they were happily married for 62 years. Marge was a loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She was a member of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church (LHUMC), where she served in a variety of roles. She was a Girl Scout leader, DFL district delegate, election judge, and foster parent. She was an advocate and volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Simpson Housing, Walker Methodist, and Tubman. Her thoughtfulness, intelligence, and grace were a blessing to her family and her community. A service will be held on Monday, June 19 at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church (LHUMC), 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis. Visitation at 1:00 PM, service at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to LHUMC or donor's choice. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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