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Marjorie Mae Pitts
RAPID CITY - Our dear mom, Marjorie Mae Pitts, passed away with her girls by her side on September 11, 2023. Born to Hilda and Charles Preheim on October 22, 1927, in Freeman, SD, she loved to share stories about growing up in her large, Swiss-German-Mennonite family.
After college, she moved to Rapid City where she taught in both Rapid City and Ellsworth Air Force Base's Douglas Schools. During those years, Marjorie "Mom" met Dad (Al Pitts) at church choir and won him over with her sweet personality and beautiful, blue eyes. They were married on June 7, 1953. Together, they raised four daughters.
Mom had many hobbies and pastimes, including sewing, crocheting, baking, coloring, and the bi-annual church rummage sale; however, she will be most-remembered for her warm, loving welcome of family and friends and her ability to stay in touch by writing encouraging notes and emails.
She joined Al, participating in Barbershop singing, the Shriners, and 70 years of active membership at First Congregational Church. Together, they traveled with friends and family but always loved Rapid City best. They took great joy in watching Rapid City develop and grow.
Departing this earth before her were her husband, Al, her sister, Dolores Weatherwax, her brother, Charles Preheim, and her great-grandbaby, Mina Marie Husby.
Mom left behind four daughters: Susan (Scott) Springer of Huntsville, AL, Rebecca of Kirkland, WA, Julie (Jack) LaCroix of Rapid City, and Nancy (Jon) Husby of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren: Jesse, Ingrid, Joshua, Maxwell, Joel, Alexander and Arie; four, precious, great-grandchildren: Albert, Oliver, Laurel, and Marjorie; special nieces and nephews; and dear, faithful friends. Her daughters, who remained her best friends, will miss her strong, thoughtful kindness, and they are trusting that the coffee, cookies, and laughter are Heaven's finest.
Visitation will be on September 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Storybook Island and Meals on Wheels.
Please visit the online memorial for Marjorie at: www.OsheimSchmidt.com.