The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Marjorie J. Jorgensen

August 7, 1921August 9, 2019

Marjorie J. Jorgensen, 98, of Bettendorf, Iowa, formerly a long-time resident of Davenport, Iowa passed away peacefully at home on August 9, 2019 surrounded by family.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa with burial at Davenport Memorial Park. A luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church will immediately follow the funeral.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Runge Mortuary, Davenport, Iowa.

Marjorie Janice Jorgensen was born August 7, 1921, daughter of Clifford and Pauline Martin, in LeClaire, Iowa. She married Louis W. Jorgensen on June 16, 1946 and they resided in Davenport in the home he built where they raised their three children. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Marjorie attended Davenport Schools and graduated Busselle School of Cosmetology in 1941. She worked at the Davenport Permanent Wave Shop and later worked out of her home as a hairdresser.

Marjorie loved life, enjoying it with family and friends. She had a beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed bowling with the Monday Go Go Girls, was a member of ABWA, and worked as a floral designer at the Bokay Flower Shop. She was famous for her potato salad and other deli favorites prepared for Martin’s Market, owned and operated by her parents.

Survivors include her children, Craig (Vonnie) Jorgensen, Davenport, Pamela McLaughlin, New Jersey and Nancy Rizzo, Bettendorf, where she resided. She had seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Marjorie was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Her favorite hymn was “How Great Thou Art”.

Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church’s Youth Program.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Marjorie J. Jorgensen

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Kimberlee Amerine

August 15, 2019

Marge, it's Kimmy.
Just want to say thank you for being on my life and sharing and being apart of wonderful memories. You gave me my first hair cut as a baby, (with the starting of your shaking hands), thank you for leaving me hair too work with. You were so loving, caring, and feisty. Thank you for coming to all my birthday. Thank you for being my grandma Marge. I'm glad you are at peace now and with all your loved ones in heaven. You enjoy your white zinfandel and maybe Elvis will give you a show. You always enjoyed your fashion, flowers, and decorations. I will miss you banter and jokes back and forth, you were so funny. Thank you grandma Marge. I miss you and love you.
Love, Kimmy
A.k.a. Kimberlee

Toni Minton

August 14, 2019

Aunt Margie,

Was such a blessing in our family. Rosemary , Elizabeth & Margie had a beautiful bond. She will be dearly missed but we are thankful that she is at peace.
Please know the family is in our thoughts & prayers!
Love, The Minton's & Smillie's

d Wells

August 13, 2019

Our dear Margie, you are forever in our hearts.

Pamela Jorgensen

August 12, 2019

I lost my Mom on August 9, 2019 two days after her birthday.
Mom, you were my angel here on earth, I learned so very much from you. You were so gentle and so kind; your Smile would always see me through.

You taught me how to love unconditionally And how to be my very best in all I do. You gave your all to God and your family, Never once stopping to think about you.

Mom, I can never say goodbye to you, Because I could never bear the pain. Instead, I say I love you, Mom; Until we meet again.

I’m not sure I’m okay, don’t even think I’m fine, I’m empty on the inside, but not inside my mind. My mind can’t stop thinking, what more could I have done, I really can’t stop wondering, where did everything go wrong.

I didn't make it back to see her alive that sad day, I cried like never before while writing this. I miss her terribly, but I know she's in heaven waiting for us to meet again, you know why? Cause I never said goodbye.

Pamela Janice Jorgensen-McLaughlin