Marjorie Maurine McCormack was born September 24, 1925, in rural O'Brien County, to U. Charles and Enid McCormack of Sutherland. She attended school in Sutherland, and then furthered her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa, studying to be a teacher in the rural schools.
Marjorie was united in marriage to Vernon Wayne Schulke on November 8, 1946, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, and the couple made their home in Cherokee before moving to Sutherland and then Early. Marjorie resided in Early for more than 50 years before she became a resident of Good Samaritan in February 2011.
Marjorie was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Early, where she served many years involving herself and her family in many church activities.
Marjoie especially enjoyed playing cards, entertaining family and friends, decorating for the seasons and holidays, and loved to talk about her siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four children: Duane (Pam) Schulke of Byron, Georgia; Len (Pat) Schulke of Austin, Minnesota; Anita (Mike) Anderson of Clive; and Keith Schulke of Boone. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as sisters Connie Tomich and Marilyn (Bill) Bishop, both of Pennsylvania; another sister Sharon Webb of Tennessee; and a brother Sam McCormack (Ardie) of Sutherland.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Vernon; her daughter Gloria; her brothers Francis and Ken; and her sister Colleen.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.