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Date published: 8/4/2014

Marjorie E. Maurer

At the age of 90, Marjorie E. Maurer of Fredericksburg was called to join our Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

She was born in Mansfield, OH, on May 12, 1924, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Schnug. Her formative years were spent in Mansfield, while attending the St. Peter Catholic school system. In high school she was very popular and loved to indoor roller skate. She participated in school plays, was class secretary and graduated valedictorian with the class of 1942.

Following graduation, Marjorie worked for seven years as the personal secretary for the purchasing manager of Westinghouse in Mansfield. On June 18, 1949, she married John Maurer, a classmate whom she had first met in the second grade. John graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1949, and they began their life together.

The next 30 years were eventful in many ways for this young military family. With World War II turning into the Cold War, she accompanied her husband on assignments to Army branch schools, and staff and command positions in the United States and Europe. She loved being an Army wife, mother to their three daughters as well as mentor to the young military wives and their families.

As her husband's rank increased so did her responsibilities to the wives of the officers in the various units. Notable experiences encountered while on assignment in Germany were the erection of the Berlin Wall, dividing Germany into two parts, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Additionally, assignments to NATO positions were challenging due to the language barriers. The Maurer family completed 26 moves during their 30 years of service in the U.S. Army.

Marjorie and John retired in 1979 and eventually settled in Fredericksburg. They finally had the time to devote to their families and themselves. She was a devout parishioner of St. Patrick Church.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her mother and father; her daughter, Pamela McClung; son-in-law Samuel T.S. Su, M.D.; sisters-in-law Joanne Schnug and Rita Schnug of Mansfield, and Barbara Maurer of Simi Valley, CA.

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