Marjorie Kesterke, 100, of Berrien Springs passed away at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.
Marjorie “Marge” was born Jan. 24, 1920, at her parents’ family farmhouse on Empire Avenue in Bainbridge Township. She attended the local Bainbridge School with children from kindergarten through eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse. She worked hard on her family’s fruit farm, along with her brothers, Raynold, Edward and Joseph, and sister, Delora. Along with her parents, Joseph and Frances, they were a warm, hard-working and loving family. Marge could really dance and play the piano without reading a musical note. As a youngster, she approached her life with zest and vigor. She was raised to be humble and respectful of others, and she had a strong relationship with Jesus.