Marjorie E. Yanz

Age 95, of Lansing, passed away December 1, 2010. She was born on October 19, 1915 in Jennings, MI the daughter of Ora and Edith Webster.

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.

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Beth Norris Jarve
December 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Linda, Jim, Jerry and Mary,

We were sorry to hear of Aunt Marj’s passing. May the many years of good memories comfort you and your families in this most difficult time.

Beth and family

R. Joseph Riley & Karen (Bebee) Riley
December 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Both my husband and myself were students of Mrs. Yanz. He in Latin 62/63 and French 64/65 for me. We recently spoke of our classes and her and have fond memories of those days. Please accept our sympathy for your loss.


Karen Riley

John and Susan Webster
December 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

Our deepest sympathies to the Yanz family during this time of loss. Aunt Marge will always be remembered for her loving kindness and excellent tasty pies.

Maybe God provide comfort during this time of loss.

So long Aunt Marge, until we meet again,

John and Susan Webster

Judi Muentener
December 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I only knew Mrs. Yanz a short time as I helped her keep her beautiful home neat and clean after her recent illness. ( Her thoughtful children expressing she might want to take a break from housework. ) I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that God enfolds you in His comforting arms at this especially sad time. It’s great you got to taste those special chocolate cookies she made at holiday times, they’re wonderful !!

Susan Webster Matousek, Rita Webster Ackerman, & Terri Webster Ellis
December 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

To our cousins Linda, Jim, Mary, and Jerry,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. It is very difficult to lose your mother, no matter what her age. We were all very blessed to share the company of our mothers for so many years. May you find comfort and cherish the memories you have as a family.
The “Webster” Girls
(Susie, Rita, & Terri)

Vicki (McDermott) Bowers
December 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I fondly remember growing up on Foster Street. I remember going over to Mary and Linda’s house after school for warm homemade bread with butter. It melted in my mouth. I thought that was the most delicious bread I had ever tasted. I also remember my mom (Rachel) and Marj on both ends of the jump rope, so us kids could keep jumping. Their arms never got tired. What fun we had!

May God comfort you and be with you.

Jennifer Cox
December 6, 2010 at 9:01 am

My sympathy and love goes out to you at the loss of Gramdma Yanz. I don’t remember her well, but do know how much Jim cared for her. She will be remembered fondly.

December 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Is the son James Yanz the former principal at Dansville High School?

December 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm

In response to DHS, no.


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