Marjorie Witte

Majorie H Witte passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18th at the Hiawatha Care Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.    Born November 1, 1932, she was the daughter of William and Alice Eibes of Sperry, Iowa.


Marjorie loved sports and going to basketball and volleyball games at Mediapolis with her friends, Dorothy and Hartzell Hillyard.  She especially loved watching her great grandsons sporting events in Cedar Rapids.  While in high school, she often talked about her time as a cheerleader and basketball player.  She was proud that her team got to go to the State Tournament in Des Moines.  Even though they didn’t win, she commented that it was the furthest away she had been from home at that time.


Marjorie married Lemoyne (Bear) Witte in 1952.  They made their home with his parents for several years.  At that time, Marjorie worked as school secretary for the Mediapolis School district.  After moving to the (Blue Star) family farm, she made sure everyone knew that she didn’t care to operate farm machinery. Instead, she had a very large garden of tomatoes, green beans and an acre of sweet corn. She would make sure to can and freeze enough to share with family and friends.


In 1960, Marjorie began a long career as plant personnel secretary at the then new United States Gypsum Company. and remained working there until retiring.   She and Lemoyne liked to travel, making several trips to Europe, Central and South America, Africa, and across the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii. However, she would often say her favorite times were at home with her family.   Some of her other hobbies included needlework, collecting cut glass, Hummels, and of course, Beanie Babies!  She was a member of T.T.T.


Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lemoyne, granddaughter, Stephanie Black-Wheatley, brothers; Francis, Westley, and Marvin Eibes, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.


She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Black, great-grandsons, Spencer and Roman Wheatley, her brother, Ronald Eibes of Burlington, and sister, Bonnie Wixon of Eldon, Missouri, along with many nieces and nephews.


According to Majorie’s wishes, a visitation will be held at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral Home in Mediapolis, Iowa on Friday, February 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held at the Kossuth Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2023.  Online condolences may be left for the family at