Marjorie Williams


Funeral Services for 93-year old former Sheridan County resident Marjorie Williams will be held at a later date at the Extension Cemetery in Whiteclay, NE.

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Marjorie Bertha Mary (Baldauf) Williams was born April 14, 1929, in Hay Springs, NE, to Joseph Baldauf and Mabel Opal (Fisher) Baldauf. She passed away Jan 1, 2023, in Seward, NE, at the age of 93 years, 8 months and 18 days.

Marjorie attended grade school in Clinton, NE, and graduated high school from Rushville, NE. Marjorie and Caleb Earl Williams were united in marriage July 10, 1947, at Martin, SD, and enjoyed 63 years of marriage. 

She was confirmed by Rev Roth in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in Gordon, NE, and was a long-time member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville and a member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seward in her later years.

Marjorie spent the majority of her life ranching with her husband Earl north of Rushville, but also worked in the school system at Pine Ridge, SD, for several years. 

The couple then moved to York, NE, as the owners and managers of the Husker Feed Center for years, followed by another move and 13 years as the managers of the Seward Super 8 Motel. Marjorie was especially proud of earning the National Crystal Pineapple Hospitality Award from National Super 8, Inc. in 2001. 

Majorie and Earl retired to Goehner in 2003 and enjoyed traveling and visiting family until his death in 2011. Marjorie spent her last seven years as a resident of Ridgewood Care Center in Seward.

Marjorie was dedicated to her family and was an excellent cook, hard-worker and businesswoman. She loved the outdoors, flowers and nature.

She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even in her later years, she loved seeing photos of them and smiled in recognition of them. 

Education was extremely important to Marjorie, and she was very proud that all of her children attained master’s degrees and all of her grandchildren completed college.

Marjorie was a special mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma. She will be missed dearly – You are our sunshine!

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Mabel Baldauf; husband Earl Williams; brothers Boyd and Dan Baldauf; sister Lavon Schwarting; granddaughter Tana (Williams) Dionne; and grandson Carl Williams.

Survivors cherishing her memory include her children John W and Nina (Clack) Williams, Crosby, ND; Fred and Linda (Orth) Williams, Kimball, NE; Cal and Rev Pam (Payne) Williams, Goehner; and Sherlyn (Williams) and Rick Kordes, Hespersus, CO; grandchildren Kalissa (Williams) and Justin Fitzgerald, Mazomanie, WI; Blaine Dionne, San Diego, CA; Arianna (Williams) and Gabe Saykally-McAdams, Pickwick, MN; Sharla (Williams) and Garret Adams, Westby, MT; Carmen (Williams) and D.J. Drieling, Belle Fourche, SD; Farris (Williams) and Aubrey Vrbas, Kimball; John and Allison (Godat) Williams, Rye, CO; Alysia (Williams) and Joe Towey, Cadiz, KY; great-grandchildren Zoe and Kira Fitzgerald, Misty and Layla Drieling, Dakota, Jaspen, Alyzia, Lucas, Charlee and Kaylie Vrbas, Easton Towey, Kaitlyn Saykally-McAdams, and Ava Dionne; great-great-granddaughter Rosalynn Saykally-McAdams; sisters Bertha Jean (Baldauf) Johnson, Jomay (Baldauf) Anderson, and MabelMarie (Baldauf) Datus; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home.