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Nafziger Named Top Resident At Fairlawn

Marjorie Nafziger was born to Enos and Dora (Neuhouser) Aeschliman on June 27, 1913, in rural Wauseon. She was their oldest child, having five younger brothers.

Marjorie attended the Center Country School and one year at Pettisville High School. She was a good student and loved reading.

While in school, she met Ervin Nafziger. They became friends and courted for four years before marrying on March 3, 1936, at Ervin’s grandfather’s home.

Marjorie and Ervin lived on the farm across from his parents. They had 10 children- five girls and five boys. Their names in order as they were born: Leon, Carolyn, Joe, Gil, Stanley (deceased), Tiye, Alene, George (deceased), Julie and Angie.

Their family reunions were very large, numbering over 100.

Marjorie was a traditional wife and enjoyed raising her children. She kept a large garden, canned much of the family food, and loved flowers.

She ran a very organized kitchen and was happiest when the dining room table was surrounded with friends and family.

Saturday was baking day, when she made cookies and pies. In her leisure time she read, quilted, did needlework, and sewed.

Marjorie and Ervin were charter members of Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, where she was active in the Women’s Sewing Circle. The couple was involved with the Mennonite Disaster Service.

After retirement, Marjorie and Ervin moved to Pettisville. They purchased a camper and began traveling. The couple spent several winters in Arizona and Texas.

In 1981 they took a trip around the world. A portion of the trip was dedicated to providing help through the Mennonite Disaster Service.

Marjorie and Ervin took another trip to Belgium to visit their daughter Alene. The couple lived a few years in a West Haven apartment. Ervin died on May 24, 2001.

Marjorie lived several years with her daughter, Julie, and moved to Fairlawn Haven on May 26, 2006.

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