Creston, Union County, Iowa
December 23, 1981
OBITUARY - MARJORIE LOUISE (SWANK) FLUCKEY VOGEL
Marjorie Louise SWANK was born on December 14, 1917, in Montgomery County, Iowa, near Red Oak, to Franklin Pierce
SWANK and Eva Alta (STEVICK) SWANK. She departed this life at the Greater Community Hospital at Creston, Iowa,
on Saturday, December 19, 1981.
On August 27, 1936, she was united in marriage to Porter H. FLUCKEY at Grant City,
Missouri, in Worth County and to this union was born one daughter, Dorothy Evelyn KRUSE. They lived on a farm
southwest of Afton until Mr. FLUCKEY passed away on November 21, 1977.
On December 9, 1978, she was united in
marraige Walter C. VOGEL at the Afton Methodist Church. They moved to a farm two miles from her previous home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Porter, her parents and one infant brother.
Those left to mourn her
loss are her husband, Walter; daughter, Dorothy Evelyn and husband Richard KRUSE of Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, and
three grandchildren, Jay, Janet and Jodi KRUSE. She is also survived by four sisters, Erma BELLAMY of Apple Valley,
California, Mildred SHYMANSKI of Omaha, Dorothy WURSTER of Lenox, Iowa, and Mary STONER of Sun City West, Arizona,
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Stroud-Lindsay Funeral Home in Afton, December
23, 1981 with Rev. [John] LING officiating. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery at Shannon City.
I cannot say, and I will not say
That she is dead -- she is just away!
With a cheery smile
And a wave of the hand,
She has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very far
If needs must be,
Since she lingers there.
So think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of There
As the love of Here;
Think of her still as the same,
I say: She is not dead --
She is just away!
~ James Whitcomb Riley
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010
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