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Marjorie Wright

Marjorie “Margie” Wright, age 89, of New Rockford, ND, died Friday, December 30, 2022, at her home in New Rockford.

Marjorie Ellen Wright was born March 20, 1933 on the farm at Tiffany Township in Eddy County, ND, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Schell) Gross.  She was raised and attended school at New Rockford and Rugby, ND, and graduated from high school.  Margie taught elementary school for one year.  On April 14, 1952, Margie was united in marriage to Keith Wright at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at McHenry, ND.  Margie enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and Kings in the Corner.  She embroidered dish towels, made Christmas decorations, Kleenex boxes and crayon boxes out of plastic canvas.  She was a great gardener, had a green thumb for plants, and loved to can, she made the best pickled fish out of Keith’s Northerns.  She also loved to bake, she made the best buns to eat.  She always had the coffee pot on and goodies to eat.  Margie made jean quilts for all of her grandchildren.

She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the Ladies Aid, and Homemakers.

Marjorie is survived by:  her children, Gloria (Steve) Wipperling of Wishek, Carol (Mike) Sherman of Carrington, Marlene (Colin) Hoffart of Harvey, and Kaye (Keith) Keierleber of Billings, MT; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Margaret Stangeland; and a son-in-law, Buster Eckart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith; her daughter, Donna Eckart; her parents, a brother, three sisters, and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Marjorie’s Visitation will be Thursday, January 5th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 6th at 10:30AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Her Burial will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry for you all. She was a beautiful sole.

  2. To the Wright Family I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of Marjorie.
    Majority & Keith always took time to talk to me be it my high-school days or back at the last all school reunion when we had an extended conversation. She was a wonderful lady that left a lasting impression on many. You are all in my thoughts.

  3. Thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.

  4. May she Rest In Peace.

  5. Our sympathy and prayers to all of you at this time. She was a beautiful lady. She always had time for a visit. Whenever we would see your folks they would stop and talk. Remembering all the Sunday potlucks at the Catholic Church in McHenry. God Bless all of you!

  6. Carol & Mike & Family,
    We send our condolences on the loss of your mother. May she Rest In Peace.
    Steve & Jane Metzger

  7. Marjorie and Keith were great neighbors. Sympathy and prayers to all of the family.

  8. Marlene and Wright families, so very sorry for your loss of Marjorie. Always enjoyed visiting with Keith and Marjorie growing up. With deepest sympathy!

  9. Sympathy and prayers to all of the family! May God bless! Was a good friend of Donna’s and Buster.

  10. My Sympathy at the loss of a beautiful woman whom I always enjoyed visiting with. Remember Cherry Lake club when my husband was alive and we lived and he worked for Ralph Leichtman. Then after he passed, I moved to Mchenry and I became a member of St Peter & Paul Catholic Church and got to see them and some of you all. I think some of you made your First Communion with some of my children. May She Rest In Peace and God Bless you All.

  11. Our deepest sympathy. Sympathy and prayers for the family.


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