Marjorie J. Harr, 92, Aitkin
Marjorie Jenevieve Cline Harr, 92, Aitkin, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Aicota Health Care Center.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m., at the Aitkin First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Marjorie was born Nov. 3, 1919, at Warren, Minn., to Claude V. and Marie Thomas Cline. She lived her childhood and youth on a farm near Aitkin and graduated from Aitkin High School, and followed with a degree in physical education from St. Cloud State Teachers College (now St. Cloud State University).
During WWII she served as assistant director of the USO at Ketchikan, Alaska where she met Richard Lee “Dick” Harr, and they were married.
In 1953 they moved to Monticello, Minnesota where Marjorie worked for the Monticello Times newspaper for many years and then at the USDA office in Buffalo, Minn. and finally for the Wright County Social Services at the courthouse in Buffalo. After retiring in the early 1980s they returned to Marjorie’s home town of Aitkin, residing for nearly 24 years at Farm Island Lake. While living in Monticello she was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church, and upon return to Aitkin became and remained until death a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, writing, flower gardening, her grandchildren, pet dogs and almost anything to do with the outdoors.
Marjorie is survived by her children: Douglas (Nina) Harr, Ogden, Iowa; Kalen (Scott) Schultz, New Hope, Minn.; two grandchildren; and brother William Cline.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and five brothers, Claude V. Cline Jr., Douglas Cline, Thomas Cline, Jack Cline and Robert Cline.
Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home.