THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marjorie A. Messenger
Issue Date: January 22, 2014
Marjorie Ann (Baker) Messenger, 71, of Marinette, passed away Friday, Jan. 17 at her home with family by her side.
Born June 17, 1942 in Marinette to Howard C. Baker and Elsie (Haines) Baker, she graduated from Marinette High School where she was a cheerleader and Badger Girls State delegate. She married Peter P. Messenger in St. Anthony Church in Marinette Aug. 15, 1959 and was employed from 1983 until 1993 at the former H.C. Prange Co. She later worked as a medical receptionist for Bay Area Medical Center from 1993 until 2003.
A member of AFS, a committee member and parent sponsor for UP Olympics, a foster parent and a Brownie Troop leader, she was a devoted mother and grandmother, supporting her family in their activities and attending family sporting events. She enjoyed the outdoors and time spent with her family at the cabin. She was a member of Holy Family Parish.
She is survived by her husband, Peter; four children, Dan (Patti), of Green Bay, Linda, of Fond du Lac, Mike (Coree) and Jeff, both of Green Bay; eight grandchildren and a sister, Mary Lou Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Baker.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, Jan. 23 from noon to 3 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Marinette. Rev. Joseph Dorner will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in her name has been established for Rainbow House.