Marjorie Joyce Halvorson was born October 8, 1927 in Grand Forks, ND to Rudolph and Martha (Skogsal) Halvorson. The family moved to Ottertail MN, where she attended Country School and graduated from Battle Lake High school. After that she welcomed a daughter, Lyn in 1954.
Marge attended 1st Baptist Church in Battle Lake, MN and Maine Presbyterian Church for many years. She spent a large portion of her time doing Child Care for several families and also cleaning services for different resorts in the area. She loved horses and enjoyed collecting pieces to reflect that love, whether it be statues, jewelry or pictures. She was also a gifted artist. Marge was a caretaker and spent a large portion of her life caring for family members she loved dearly. She was unselfish, loving and strong, which made her the best mother, grandmother and great-grandmother anyone could ask for.
In 2011, when it was time for her to be taken care of, she moved to Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Battle Lake. She enjoyed her time there and was very fond of the staff. Marge entered eternal rest on August 10, 2018 at 90 years of age. She will be missed and never forgotten.
Survived by her daughter Lyn (Jim) Speckeen; granddaughter, Melissa (Eli) Nelson; great-grandchildren: Nick Vanderhoof, Lance Speckeen, Alexander, Augustus and Averiana Nelson, all of Mankato; twin brother, Gordon Halvorson of Battle Lake; sister and best friend, Norma Swanberg of Ottertail; sister-in-law, Betty Halvorson of Anoka; cousin, Iris Larson of Colleyville, TX; several nephews and nieces including those she had a very close relationship with and also survive her: Greg (Beth) Swanberg of Ottertail; Mike Swanberg of Ottertail; Steve (Rachel) Swanberg of Alexandria and Laurie (Barry) Shaw of Henning; as well as their children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Boyd Halvorson; sister, Delores and brother-in-law, John Scott; brother-in-law, Fred Swanberg; grandson, Jason Speckeen; and niece, Roxanne Swanberg.