Marjorie Harrison, age 76, of Martin, South Dakota, died on Saturday, February 10, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Marjorie Joyce Rasmussen was born March 2, 1941, in Montrose, S.D. She was the first born of Paul and Kathleen (McGinnis) “Katie” Rasmussen. She attended the school system in Montrose and graduated high school the year of 1959. Prior to graduation, she had already been introduced to her future husband Raymond L. Harrison of White River, in 1957 and they were united in marriage on September 8, 1962, in Montrose after Raymond was discharged from the service in July 1961.
After uniting in marriage, the couple moved to Rapid City, South Dakota for a brief time then to White River in November, 1962. While living in White River, Marge worked for the White River school system. Then introduced was their daughter Lori in July of 1963. They then moved to Batesland in 1968, and in November of 1969 Daniel was born. The year of 1970, Raymond and Marge then moved to Martin, where they resided to present day. While living in Martin, Marge was employed with the Bennett County School system from 1971-2001 when she then retired after 30 devoted years.
During Marge’s life she enjoyed reading and sewing when around home. She was also a great supporter of Lori and Dan as they participated in Bennett County athletics during their school years. She also enjoyed dancing after meeting Raymond and then involved in a bowling league for years through present day. Also, introduced was leisure golfing with her daughter and as a family, camping became an addition where Marge always loved to fish. What many may not know is that she was a NASCAR encyclopedia and followed #24 Jeff Gordon her favorite driver since his introduction to racing in the 1990’s. She also followed the pro circuit of golf and attended both NASCAR races and a few pro circuit golf tournaments. Marge was also involved on the election board for Bennett County.
She is survived by husband Raymond, Martin; her daughter Lori Harrison, Colo., and son Dan Harrison, Rapid City; brothers Ron Rasmussen (Wanda), Washington state and Dennis Rasmussen (Cathy), Sioux Falls; and included are many extended family relatives where she was known as “Aunt Midge”.
She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Kathleen and niece Stacy Rasmussen. May God Bless the Memory of Marjorie Joyce Harrison.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, at the New Legion in Martin, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Graveside services will follow at the White River Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com