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Marjorie Schraiter

d. September 5, 2012

December 14, 1921 ~ September 5, 2012


Friday, September 7, 2012

1:00-8:00 PM

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home

Harlan, Iowa

The Family will be present to greet friends from 5:00-7:00 PM

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

11:00 AM

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home

Harlan, Iowa

Burial will be in the Union Township Cemetery, Defiance, Iowa


3 Daughters – Sharon (Richard) Burmeister of Harlan, IA

Connie (Larry) Dolleck of Omaha, NE

Joan White of La Vista, NE

5 Grandchildren

9 Great-grandchildren

Other Relatives & Friends

Marjorie Ingram, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Clayton) Ingram, was born on December 14, 1921, in Defiance, Iowa. She attended Defiance schools through the tenth grade. On June 25, 1945, Marjorie married Wilbert Henry “Webb” Schraiter in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple farmed most of their married life until their move to Millard, Nebraska, where they both worked for the Millard School system. Following Webb’s death on August 11, 1980, in Omaha, Marjorie remained in her home until she went to live with her daughter, Connie, in 2005. Most recently, she had become a resident of a care center.

Marjorie played music in the LaVista (Nebraska) Old Timers band, and she enjoyed attending country music festivals with her daughter, Joan. She will be fondly remembered for her Navy bean soup.

Marjorie Schraiter died on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Alegent Hospice House in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years, 8 months, and 22 days.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Webb Schraiter; five brothers, Clayton Ingram, Robert Ingram, Clarence Ingram, Donald Ingram, and James Ingram; and two sisters, Elizabeth Blum and Helen Petersen. She is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Richard) Burmeister of Harlan, Iowa, Connie (Larry) Dolleck of Omaha, Nebraska, and Joan White of La Vista, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Doug (Michelle) Burmeister, Jean (Randy) Feldman, John (Peggy) Zurek, Sue Standish, and Brett (Renee) White; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon (fiancée, Sarah Erickson) Burmeister, Broc (Ann) Burmeister, Britanny Burmeister, Nicholas Standish, Emily Standish, Brian (fiancée, Cassi Kriegler) White, Nicole White, Jesi Gordon, and Kyle (fiancée, Sabrina Kness) Gordon; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Harlan, Iowa, on Saturday, September 8, 2012, with Rev. Donna Ewert of the Congregational United Church of Christ presiding. Donna Ewert and Marjorie’s great-grandchildren provided the music. Serving as casket bearers were Doug Burmeister, Jean Feldman, John Zurek, Sue Standish, and Brett White. Burial was in the Union Township Cemetery in Defiance, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at
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