Marjorie was a retired junior high and high school teacher and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, needlecrafts and Scrabble and she loved the holidays and family gatherings.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Yanz and ten siblings. She is survived by her children, Linda (Peary) Pearson, James (Elaine) Yanz, Jerry (Marcia) Yanz, Mary (Milburn) Amundsen; 12 grandchildren, Michael and Amy Yanz, Laura Kien, Matthew, Brad and Todd Pearson, Benjamin, Peter and Meera Yanz, Ted Amundsen, Kirsten Spetzler and John Henry; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Nan Rice.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lansing with Pastor Richard Moe officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or St. Paul Lutheran Church.