Marjorie Ann (Forrester) Dunfee

Born: Sun., Feb. 25, 1923
Died: Mon., May 28, 2018

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 Marjorie Ann Dunfee, 95, residing in Mishawaka, passed away at 3:44 P.M. Monday, May 28, 2018 at her residence in The Hearth in Mishawaka. She was born February 25, 1923 in La Fontaine, Indiana to the late Glenn H. and Fairy L. Forrester.
They moved to South Bend in 1926 and Marge graduated from Central High School in 1940 and the South Bend College of Commerce in 1942.
On June 15, 1946, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in South Bend, as Marjorie Forrester, she married James H. Dunfee, Sr. whom she met while she was employed as an Executive Secretary at The Studebaker Corporation. He preceded her in death in 1997 after 51 years of marriage.
Jim and Marge had two children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren who survive.
Daughter Lynn (Bill) Watson of Roann, Indiana and grandson Chad (Amy) Watson and great-grandchildren Ross, Ryan, Hayley, and Zachary and son Jim (Pam) Dunfee, Jr. of Elkhart, Indiana and grandchildren Beau (Courtney), Alexandra, and McCormick and great-granddaughter Ruby Dunfee.
Marge worked for 21 years as Office Manager for R.W. Dunfee Interiors.
She was a longtime member of Morris Park Country Club, South Bend Elks # 235, and Sunnyside Presbyterian Church.
Marge loved golf, reading, cooking, bridge, shopping expeditions, and many summers living at the long-time family lake cottage in Sister Lakes, Michigan.
In 1986 Jim and Marge retired and moved to Port Richey, Florida until Marge returned to this area in 2001 to live out her life.
Grandma Marge will be missed by all who knew her.
Per Marge’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. There will be a private graveside service to be held at a later date.
The family and Marge would like to thank caregiver Cartherine Washington for providing excellent and loving care and the staffs at The Waterford, The Hearth, and Heart to Heart Hospice for the compassion, vigilance, and personal interest they demonstrated while Marge was under their supervision.
Memorial contributions in remembrance of Marge may be made to Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St., South Bend, IN 46617 and Heart to Heart Hospice, 620 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka IN 46545.
Welsheimer Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Marjorie's memory to the following organization:

Heart to Heart Hospice,
620 W. Edison Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Bob Dunbar,Sr.
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
My condolences to Lynn and Jim,Jr and their families. Marge and Jim,Sr long time friends. Rest in peace. God Bless. Bob Dunbar,Sr.

Myra L. Butts
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
To Jim Jr. & Family,
We extend our condolences and may the beautiful memories last beyond.
Myra L. Butts & Mrs. Willie Mae Butts