Marjorie E. Davidson, age 84, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at home with her family in Johnsburg.
She was born in Chicago on March 24, 1928, to Paul and Evelyn (Lange) Schultz. Raised in Chicago, she summered with her family for many years in Island Lake, where she met her future husband, Andy, also of Chicago. They married on June 3, 1950 and raised their family in Island Lake. Marge worked as a bookkeeper and executive secretary for many years. She and Andy loved to go for a ride, traveling in their truck camper and dancing to big band music. Summers were often spent on the Chippewa Flowage in Hayward, Wisconsin, where they enjoyed the company of family and friends while fishing and playing card games.
Following Andy’s death in 1990, she joined her daughter Karen and family at their home in Johnsburg. Marge was a proud grandmother of 5 and enjoyed her role as caregiver to Andy and Gina when they were young. Marge loved eating out, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, romance novels, cribbage, soap operas and shopping on QVC.
Marge was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McHenry for 20 years, where she participated in XYZ club, Bible study groups as well as enjoying the friendship of the “Church Chicks”. She and the ladies enjoyed attending plays and dinners together, with musical productions being her favorite. She also spent time with the “Nooners” and other card groups, especially her Monday Pinochle group.
Survivors include three children, Debbie (Jim) Rauschert of Algonquin, Karen (Dominick) Rubino of Johnsburg and Drew (Sally) Davidson of Crystal Lake; five grandchildren, Andy and Gina Rubino of Johnsburg, Sarah (Mario) Traverso of St. Cloud, FL,and A.J. and Mary Beth Davidson of Crystal Lake. Two sisters-in-law, Nita (Bob) Schultz of Salt Lake City, Utah and LaVerne (Bill) Becker of Carpentersville, nieces and nephews and their children, many friends from high school, Island Lake friends, the Church Chicks and her Shepherd of the Hills family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, three brothers, Paul (Rosadelle) Schultz, Elmer Schultz and Robert Schultz and her husband’s sister Dorothy (Bill) Moeller, husband’s brother Bill (Betty) Davidson and brother-in-law Bill Becker.
Friends may meet the family from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church, with the Pastor Roger Schneider officiating. A luncheon at the church will follow the service.
Her family suggests memorials be made to either to the church or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.
The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois for all of the loving care they gave to Marge, especially her nurse, Jama, and personal aide, Shelly.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.