Marjorie “Marj” Marie (Ross) Mammen, 91 years of age, of Western passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Jefferson Community Life and Health in Fairbury. She was born on August 23, 1930 on a farm near Reynolds to Henry and Jane (Bevington) Ross. Marj was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bruning. She attended grade school at a country school south of Hebron and then Hebron High School. Marj married Donald C. Mammen on September 25, 1949 in Bruning. She worked at Brown’s Store in Western for 14 years and Farmland Foods in Crete for 18 years. Marj was a life member of the Western American Legion Post #255 Auxiliary and Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Western. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many. Marj enjoyed going to her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. She touched many hearts, would cook and deliver meals, make trips to doctor’s offices, send cards and made calls to check on all her friend’s wellbeing. Marj was an advocate of the community and township for all the people around her. It was important to her to support local businesses and donate her time to support the township of Western. Marj will be missed by everyone that she touched and is an angel looking over all of us.
Marj is survived by her children, Debra J. Mammen, James D. Mammen and wife Kathy, Dean A. Mammen and wife Rosanne, Jean M. Haskell and husband Scott; sister, Joyce Hohensee and husband Marvin; sister-in-law, Kathy Mammen; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and special friend, Dean Korte. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald on July 29, 2001; an infant son; sisters, Shirley Weimers and husband Duane, Rosalee DeyErmand and husband Dale, Janet Brown and husband Robert, Bonnie Hohensee and husband Leo; brothers-in-law, Ervin and wife Harmine, Leonard and wife Ardene, Delbert and wife Selma, Wilber, Edward; and nephews, Roger Mammen, Marvin Hohensee Jr., Ron Mammen, Kim Weimers and Robert Brown Jr.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Western with Pastor Darlene Novotny officiating. Inurnment will be at 9:30 AM Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Bruning. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Western Fire Department and the Western American Legion in care of the mortuary. Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice in charge of arrangements.
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