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Marjorie F. Luther, 85

Published 10:20am Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Marjorie F. Luther, 85, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

Marjorie Frances Barclay was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Minneapolis to Loretta Barclay and Lynn Shortridge. She attended school in Minneapolis and later moved to Austin. It was at the Terp Ballroom that she met Raymond C. Luther. They married in 1957 in Austin and raised a child, Julie. They later moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., and then to Colorado Springs and then Denver, Colo., to be with Julie. Raymond died in 2001 in Denver. Marjorie and Julie moved back to Austin in August 2012.

Marjorie was a loving and caring person. She liked to build dollhouses and enjoyed doing puzzles, reading books, knitting and making ceramics. She was a homemaker and worked for a time as a seamstress.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Kroeger, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Loretta; her husband, Raymond; three children, Darrell, Donald and Janice Bottelson.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with the Rev. Kristi Koppel officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Friends may call one half hour before the service on Wednesday. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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