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Marjorie Louise Nyquist

March 3, 1936 — May 22, 2024


Marjorie Louise Nyquist

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Marjorie Nyquist Funeral Service

Marjorie Louise Nyquist, age 88 of Wayzata, MN passed away on May 22, 2024.

Marjorie Louise Nyquist was born in Glencoe, MN to Otto Edward Petrich and Clara Blanche Johnson on March 3, 1936. Marge was a spirited wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who celebrated all of life’s moments with creativity, style, grace and hard work.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Russell Stanford Nyquist, her daughter Jan Elizabeth Nyquist (David Harding) and her two sisters Beatrice Petrich and Murlyn (Gary) Mace.  She is survived by her sister Joan (Frances) Chapman, her sons Scott (Judy), Paul (Christina), and Mark (Amy), and 10 grandchildren Christopher Harding (Evelyna Kambanis), Bryan Harding (Emily), Sarah Nyquist (Brian Trippe), Jacob Nyquist, Jessica Nyquist, Tessa Nyquist, Lindsay Nyquist, Matthew Nyquist, Zachary Nyquist, and Annika Nyquist.

Marge received her B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1958.  It is there she met the talented, reserved and ambitious Stan.  They eagerly started their life together in 1959, shortly after graduation and started their family.  Marge was devoted to her children and committed her energy to their development.

She was active in the community and continued her intellectual development through outside activities in organizations such as the American Association of University Woman (AAUW) and the United methodist Church, where she was part of the choir, singing on Sundays and playing the organ. 

Famed for her mouthwatering chocolate chip cookies, her hearty meals and her mastery of the most intricate of hand crafts, she shared her knowledge and skills generously.  Equally revered for her witty sense of humor, she was the center of many family gatherings.  Her sharp and keen skills at card and board games made her a formidable opponent and she took no prisoners on family game nights.  Marge’s happiest moments were when she was surrounded by her adoring grandchildren; to whom she remains a bellwether and inspiration.

An avid reader and gardener, a gifted musician and loving hostess, Marge never missed an opportunity to celebrate birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and other milestones particularly during annual summer family gatherings on Red Cedar Lake in Wisconsin.

Marge was also widely respected as a keen observer of life and had a rigorous intellectual curiosity for arts and culture but also for contemporary politics.

A virtual and in-person memorial service will be held at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel and is hosted by the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church at 10 AM Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Gifts in memory of Marge can be made to Hennepin Avenue Methodist. 511 Groveland, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

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