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Marjorie (Gienger) Dobbins

August 29, 1936 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 84)


Marjorie A. Dobbins, age 84, died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at her home in New Carlisle, Indiana.  Mrs. Dobbins was born in Lisbon, Indiana on August 29, 1936 to Harold Michael Gienger and Esther Matilda (Keck) Gienger. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1955 and married Everett LeRoy Dobbins on March 2, 1957 in Kendallville, Indiana. He preceded her in death February 1, 2019. Margorie was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She kept the books for many years for her husband’s insurance business. She was a life member of the Women’s Auxillary of the American Legion Post 297, New Carlisle. She was an avid walker and gardener and American Red Cross volunteer.   

Survivors include:
Daughter, Susan Phillips of Hudson Lake near New Carlisle.
Son, Mark Dobbins of New Carlisle.
Grandson, Josh and Marissa Phillips of New Carlisle.
Granddaughter, Terrie and Kyle Sult of New Carlisle.
Five great grandchildren: Makayla, Michael, Lane, Jesse, Mason.
Sister, Patty Jo Buckles of Avilla.
Brother, Robert “Rob” and Sue Gienger of Avilla.
Sister-in-law, Donna Gienger of Avilla.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Kenneth Phillips; sisters, Marilyn Brunkhart and Mary McWilliams; brothers, Donald Gienger, Harold Gienger, Jr., Russell Gienger and Carl Gienger. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 51490 Laurel Road, South Bend, Indiana. 
Funeral services will also be held Thursday at 12:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Burial will take place at a later date at Hamilton Cemetery, New Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.


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September 3, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
51490 Laurel Road
South Bend, IN 46637

Funeral Service
September 3, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
51490 Laurel Road
South Bend, IN 46637

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